Airflow in a car: new research from Varghese Mathai

Publication date: Mon, Dec 07, 2020 - 10:30pm

Assistant Professor Varghese Mathai, who joined the Physics Department in August 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, has a newly published research article in Science Advances that might be helpful to those wondering how to take precautions when sharing a vehicle. Titled Airflows inside passenger cars and implications for airborne disease transmission, the paper explores how strategically opening windows might allow turbulent airflow to remove infectious droplets from the car. Read more on UMass News, and hear Varghese interviewed by CBS News NY. Added Jan 16, 2021: This research is also featured in the New York Times.