Mr Tom Eaves


  • 2013 - Present: PhD Student, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2012 - 2013: Part III Mathematics (MMath), University of Cambridge
  • 2009 - 2012: Undergraduate Mathematical Tripos (BA), St John's College, University of Cambridge


Tom is a member of the Environmental and Industrial Fluid Mechanics research group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. His current research interests are the dynamics of stratified shear flow instabilities and minimal seeds for tubulence in stratified plane Couette flow. He is investigating transition to turbulence in stratified shear flows from a dynamical systems viewpoint, and investigating how the coherent structures in such flows change with the strength of stratification.


  • Noisy homoclinic pulse dynamics. T. S. Eaves and N. J. Balmforth. Chaos 26, 043104 (2016).
  • Disruption of SSP/VWI states by a stable stratification. T. S. Eaves and C. P. Caulfield. J. Fluid Mech. 784, 548-564 (2015).
  • Liquid ropes: A geometrical model for thin viscous jet instabilities. P.-T. Brun, Basile Audoly, Neil M. Ribe, T. S. Eaves, and John R. Lister. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 174501 (2015).