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Dr Andrew Lawrie

Dr Andrew Lawrie

Dr Andrew Lawrie
MEng(Glas.), PhD(Cantab.)

Lecturer

Area of research

Turbulence, Waves, Mixing, Nonlinearity

Office 2.54
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 5915

Research summary

Turbulence remains surely the greatest unsolved problem in classical physics. I'm fascinated by its complexity and exquisite beauty, and I want to maximise what can be extracted from it, both in terms of scientific understanding and technological application. One of its most important features is its extraordinary ability to mix things together. Remarkable non-linear processes conspire to accelerate mixing by factors of billions, and we have yet to fully understand how they work, or to exploit their efficiency.

I'm also interested in self-organisation in fluids. Waves form ordered and predictable signals, whereas turbulence is incoherent and apparently disordered ...

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