Transport in plasma, gases and liquids is of general interest to society in terms of industrial applications and for medical and energy-generation purposes. The problem areas are challenging and rapid advances have only recently become possible, following developments in the computer sector. The principal complication is that these media are often in a turbulent state. The transport is therefore dependent on the characteristics of this turbulence, such as its strength, wavelength spectrum, correlation time and so on.
Many aspects of turbulence in plasma, liquids and gases are similar and every area can benefit from cross-fertilization. In particular, concepts and calculation methods can be passed on from one area to another. Examples of applications for plasma include thermonuclear fusion (energy production), plasma processing, solid-state plasma and superconductors.