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Organization profile

Organisation profile

Applied Mathematicians at Bristol work on Fluids and Materials, Mathematical Physics, and Quantum Information. The School is also a leader in scientific computing and has helped ensure a significant investment by the University in high-performance computing.

The Applied Mathematics group encourages close collaboration with other departments such as biochemistry, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, physics, veterinary sciences and in areas such as complexity, composites, environment,nanomaterials and nanoscience.

We also work with industry. For example, materials science researchers have worked with Hewlett Packard to mathematically model bi-stable liquid crystal displays (LCDs) which would require a voltage to change their display state but not to maintain it.

Drop singularity

Study of drop formation is led by Prof. Jens Eggers

Fluid dynamics

Bristol has a long and illustrious history in fluid dynamics, starting in the 1940s when the group was established by Prof. Leslie Howarth. The fluids group has seen great successes, with the work of Professors Philip Drazin, Howell Peregrine, David Evans and many others. Today, it continues to grow with new staff members working in contact lines, drops, vortices and non-Newtonian fluids.

The increasing miniaturisation of microprocessors according to Moore's Law means that in 10 to 15 years chips will be operating at the quantum level even at room temperature. The transistors that make up a processor will be not much larger than molecules and the movement of individual electrons will be the basis of computation.

Microlaser mode

Microlaser mode, studied by the quantum chaos group and featured in Physical Review A.

Quantum mechanics

Bristol is a world leader in quantum mathematics. The research covers quantum chaos, quantum information andrandom matrix theory and will be used, for example, to model the complex quantum relationships in tomorrow's computer chips, microlasers and nanoscale systems. 

New results in dynamical systems, meanwhile, have offered insight into previously hopeless problems. Researchers at Bristol have been able to explain how the giant planets trapped their moons, and offer solutions for mixing fluids at the scales of microns.

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    Research Output

    Cox-Voinov theory with slip

    Chan, T., Kamal, C. E. M., Snoeijer, J. H., Sprittles, J. & Eggers, J. G., 15 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Fluid Mechanics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Detecting reactive islands in a system-bath model of isomerization

    Naik, S. & Wiggins, S., 2020, In : Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Dynamics of ferromagnetic domain walls under extreme fields

    Goussev, A., Robbins, J. M., Slastikov, V. & Vasylkevych, S., 28 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review B. 101, 2, 5 p., 020418(R).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Projects

    Student theses

    Boundary conditions for torus maps and spectral statistics

    Author: Mezzadri, F., 1999

    Supervisor: Keating, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Nonlinear Lattice Structures: A Numerical and Analytical Study on their Stability

    Author: Dixon, M. D. X., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Pirrera, A. (Supervisor) & Chenchiah, I. V. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    LMS Frohlich Prize

    Jon Keating (Recipient), 2010

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • LMS prizes - Whitehead Prize

    Snaith, Nina C (Recipient), 2008

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    London Mathematical Society Fröhlich Prize

    Mezzadri, Francesco (Recipient), 29 Jun 2018

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Activities

    Remote training session on the LaharFlow model

    M J Woodhouse (Speaker), & Jeremy Phillips (Contributor)

    15 Feb 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesStakeholder engagement

    Short course on Modelling Volcanic Hazards

    M J Woodhouse (Keynote/plenary speaker), & Stephen Sparks (Keynote/plenary speaker)

    16 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Remote training session on the LaharFlow model

    M J Woodhouse (Speaker), & Jeremy Phillips (Contributor)

    2 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesStakeholder engagement