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Dr Mike Jeffrey

Dr Mike Jeffrey

Dr Mike Jeffrey
MSc, PhD(Bristol)

Senior Lecturer

Area of research

Dynamics, singularities and asymptotics

Office 2.60
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 33 15681

Research summary

  • Geometrical Asymptotics. Although the bulk of the world satisfies nice simple rules laid down from Descartes, to Newton, Hamilton, through to Dirac, the really interesting structures are born from the outer fringes of these theories - sonic booms, rainbows, ripples on ponds, wave-particle or wave-ray dualities. On these fringes the theories break down, but in their wake, beautiful geometry reveals intricate physical phenomena, such as swirling Mach cones in helicopter noise, the speed-of-light caustic in a high energy synchrotron, cusps, whiskers and complex rays in conical diffraction; ...

  • Grazing Catastrophes. The theory of dynamical systems with discontinuities, such as friction, switching, or ...

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