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Professor Richard Kerswell

Professor Richard Kerswell

Professor Richard Kerswell
MA(Cantab), MA(Calif), PhD(MIT)

Professor of Applied Mathematics

Office Maths Building, Room 2.1
University Walk,
Clifton, Bristol BS8 1TW
(See a map)

Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 7966

Research summary

Fluid dynamics: - particularly hydrodynamic instabilities, transition and turbulence with applications in geophysics and astrophysics (e.g. currently convecting and stably-stratified flows in the oceans and atmospheres, tidal, precessional and librational motion of planetary interiors and subsurface oceans, accretion disks).

PhD Projects for 2017 entry

1. Pilot-Wave Hydrodynamics.  Recent experiments by Couder and coworkers have shown  that small drops can bounce repeatedly on a vibrating liquid bath. These drops can also `walk' across the bath by a resonant interaction with the waves generated by its bouncing and apparently  display many features reminiscent of quantum mechanics (e.g. the bouncing ...

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