Sir George Gabriel Stokes, - (13 August 1819 – 1 February 1903), was a mathematician, physicist, politician and theologian. Born in Ireland, Stokes spent all of his career at University of Cambridge, where he served as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics from 1849 until his death in 1903. Stokes made seminal contributions to fluid dynamics (including the Navier–Stokes equations), optics, and mathematical physics.
Evolution of a smoke trail behind a red cylinder (seen in cross-section, so it looks like a circle). At very rapid speeds (high Reynolds number), vortices break off turbulently, as seen here. This is a computer simulation done for my PhD thesis. - particle_person