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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge

Herbert Huppert recently marked his three score years and ten, in November last year. To mark this and in celebration of Herbert’s many contributions to science, particularly in Theoretical Geophysics, we are holding a symposium on Wednesday 9 April in DAMTP.



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There will be a full day of research talks, starting at 9:00 am, with keynote presentations given by Carl Wunsch and Steve Sparks. Topics will include aspects of oceanography, seismology, igneous petrology, volcanology and carbon sequestration. A prevailing thread will be fluid mechanics and applied mathematics within the geophysical sciences.


The programme of speakers can be downloaded here.

We hope that you will be able to join us.  It is important that everyone attending any part of this celebration registers as described below

All registrants are welcome to refreshments and lunch during the meeting. There will be a celebration dinner held in King’s College for which there is a  charge of £55 for each registrant, reduced to £25 for student registrants.


This symposium follows a two-day meeting to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Fluid Mechanics laboratory in DAMTP (see If you plan to attend both events then you must make your bookings for accommodation and dinners at the same time.  We would be grateful if you could register by 18 March 2014.


If you would like to attend the banquet or have previously requested accommodation please download the eSales form here to register.

If you would like to attend the event but do not wish to attend the banquet and have not previously requested accommodation please email Doris Allen to register.


Information for Participants

Information on how to travel to the Centre for Mathematical Sciences:


Please address any questions to Doris Allen (