Professor M.E. McIntyre



Michael McIntyre is a member of the Atmospheric Dynamics and Astrophysical research groups in DAMTP. His recent research has been mainly in atmosphere-ocean dynamics and solar magnetohydrodynamics. He is best known for his work on the terrestrial stratosphere and ozone layer, and on the relevant mathematical theory. He has also had a longstanding interest in perception and cognition, arising partly from the problem of visualizing atmospheric flows while relating them to abstract theoretical concepts, and partly from interests in musical performance, musical composition and musical acoustics. In collaboration with James Woodhouse and Robert Schumacher he has made fundamental contributions to our understanding of the musically relevant behaviour of bowed string instruments. A spinoff has been a series of essays on "lucidity principles" and related scientific issues. He has given invited lectures on the deepest connections between mathematics and music.

Main honours

  • 1999 Julius Bartels Medal of the European Geosciences Union (then European Geophysical Society)
  • 1999 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • 1990 Fellow of the Royal Society
  • 1990 Fellow of the American Meteorological Society
  • 1989 Member of the Academia Europaea
  • 1987 Carl-Gustaf Rossby Research Medal of the American Meteorological Society

Selected Publications

There are links on the home page and in the Atmospheric Dynamics group's publications list