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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • 2018-date: PhD, Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge — Trinity College
  • 2016-2018: MS, Flow Physics & Computational Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2015-2016: MPhil, Scientific Computing in Astrophysics, University of Cambridge — Trinity College
  • 2014-2015: Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure
  • 2010-2014: BS, Fluid Dynamics (Engineering), University of California — Berkeley


Aaron is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics & Theoretical Physics Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics research group. He studies the interaction between instabilities and subsequent turbulent mixing with frontal regions in the sub-mesoscale ocean. His research interests broadly include computational fluid dynamics on geophysical and astrophysical scales, encompassing rotating, shearing, & stratified flows, turbulence, and nonlinear dynamics.

Selected Publications

  • Wienkers, A. F. & Ogilvie, G. I., Nonlinear hydrodynamic instability and turbulence in eccentric astrophysical discs with vertical structure, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 2018.
  • Wienkers, A. F., Nonlinear hydrodynamic instability and turbulence in eccentric astrophysical discs, MPhil Thesis, University of Cambridge, 2016.
  • Sochol, R. D., Wienkers, A. F., & Lin, L. et al., 3D Printed Microfluidic Circuitry via Multijet-Based Additive Manufacturing, Lab on a Chip, 2016. 
  • Wienkers, A. F., Cunningham, A. J., Klein, R. I., Marcus, P. S., & McKee, C. F. Development of an Efficient Baroclinic Cooling Prescription for Global Core Collapse Simulations into Protoplanetary Disks, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, ICRL (LLNL Domain), 2013. 

Research Group

Atmosphere-Ocean Dynamics




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