Gallery of Fluid Motion (GFM) Information

The annual Gallery of Fluid Motion will be held during the DFD Meeting. The Gallery showcases posters and videos submitted by attendees, highlighting the captivating science and often breathtaking beauty of fluid motion. It serves as a platform to celebrate and appreciate the remarkable fluid dynamics phenomena unveiled by researchers and physicists. Both computational and experimental entries are encouraged. Poster and video entries must not duplicate one another. Outstanding posters and videos submissions are judged by a panel of referees, for their combination of striking visual qualities and scientific interest. The top-ranked video and poster entries will be designated as Milton Van Dyke or Gallery of Fluid Motion Winners and, subsequently get an invitation to publish their work in the September 2024 issue of the Physical Review Fluids. All winners will receive a certificate from APS and an Album of Fluid Motion. In addition, Milton Van Dyke Awardees are granted cash prizes at the DFD meeting as part of their recognition. Please note that the previous years’ entries are accessible online at

Gallery of Fluid Motion Submissions

  • The Gallery of Fluid Motion submission portal is now CLOSED.
  • For questions, please contact the APS Help desk at

“Traveling Gallery of Fluid Motion” – Now Open

This fall and winter, we encourage you to visit the APS-DFD “Traveling Gallery of Fluid Motion” exhibition at the Cultural Program of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) from October 2, 2023, to February 23, 2024. This event is part of the Academy’s innovative program that explores the connections between art and science, found at This exhibit will feature museum-quality displays, such as sculptures, framed pictures, and immersive video installations from the previous GFM entries for visitors. Admission is free! Reservations are not required. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to engage with the fascinating world of fluid dynamics through art!

October 2, 2023 – February 23, 2024

9 am to 5 pm on weekdays
(closed weekends and holidays)

2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.,
National Academy of Sciences Building, Upstairs Gallery

NOTE: Government-issued photo IDs such as a driver’s license or passport must be provided.

  • Be sure to check out our exhibition at the NAS titled “Chaosmosis: Assigning Rhythm to the Turbulent.” The exhibition is hosted by Cultural Programs of the NAS (CPNAS).

Traveling Gallery of Fluid Motion Reception

We regret to inform you that this event is SOLD OUT.

Monday, November 20, 2023

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.
(**It is a 40 minute walk, or a 15 minute Uber ride from the Convention Center!**)

NOTE: Government-issued photo ID required, such as a driver’s license or passport.

  • Fee: SOLD OUT
  • Organizer: Azar Panah
  • Sponsored by: Fluid Dynamics Research Consortium (FDRC) at the Pennsylvania State University and the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics.