You may have noticed that in the upcoming STAR Global Conference, there will be an inaugural Genius Competition designed by our very own Dr Mesh. Wanting to find out more about the competition myself, I recently caught up with Dr Mesh at the Paradise Point Resort and Hotel in San Diego where he was catching some New Year sunshine and inspecting the facilities for the upcoming STAR Global Conference in March. He was looking relaxed and tanned as he emerged from the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean onto the white sandy beach, stopping only to create some weird looking cell shapes from the moist white sand at the water’s edge. He pondered for a while as he gazed out over the ocean and it was a good opportunity for me to tip toe around the polyhedral sand sculptures and ask him some questions about the new STAR-CCM+ Macro competition that would be held during the conference.

Although researchers claim to have cracked the formula for a supersonic car (SSC) capable of reaching a record speed of 1000 mph (1600 kmph) and the ability to cope with the aerodynamic characteristics of travelling that fast, I am here to say… “Meh - been there, done that!”

Unfortunately, there has been some debate regarding the veracity of my 1000 mph VW Beetle. Therefore, I am widening the audience to ensure that proper analysis of the photographic evidence can ensue...

Transonic VW Beetle

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