Anand Oza

Hertz Fellow: Anand Oza

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Area of Study

Applied Mathmatics

Fellowship Years

2008 - 2014

Anand conducted a combined numerical and theoretical investigation of the dynamics of droplets bouncing on a vibrating fluid bath. His thesis research focused on the quantization of the droplets’ circular orbits, and the emergence of wave-like statistics from the droplets’ pilot-wave dynamics. The goal of Anand’s research was to understand the potential and limitations of the bouncing droplet system as a quantum mechanical analogue. Anand’s research interests are fluid mechanics and nonlinear dynamics, with applications to physics and biology. His research utilizes a combination of analytical techniques and numerical simulations. Anand is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University.

2014 - A trajectory equation for walking droplets: hydrodynamic pilot-wave theory