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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2006-present Professor of Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-present Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 2001-2006 Reader in Fluid Dynamics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1997-2001 University Lecturer, Institute of Theoretical Geophysics, DAMTP, Cambridge
  • 1992-1997 Royal Society University Research Fellow
  • 1987-1993 Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge
  • 1988-1990 Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University.

Research

John Lister has a wide range of interests both in fundamental fluid mechanics and in the application of fluid mechanics to understand processes in geophysics. Some indication of this range is provided by the following topics:

Fluid driven crack propagation and dykes, Infinite-Prandtl number convection and mantle dynamics, Capillary pinch-off and film rupture, Similarity solutions and finite-time singularities, Viscous gravity currents and lava flows, Particle-laden flows, turbidity currents and sedimentation, The thermodynamics and fluid dynamics of the Earth's core, Low Reynolds number flow, Flows with solidification or temperature-dependent viscosity.

Selected Publications

http://www.itg.cam.ac.uk/people/John/pubs.html

Publications

Convective shutdown in a porous medium at high Rayleigh number
DR Hewitt, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2013)
719,
551
Vibration of pressurised, elastic, spherical shells
KA Kuo, HEM Hunt, JR Lister
– 20th International Congress on Sound and Vibration 2013, ICSV 2013
(2013)
4,
3513
Falling plumes of point particles in viscous fluid
A Crosby, JR Lister
– Physics of Fluids
(2012)
24,
123101
Comment on “On the relationship between dike width and magma viscosity” by Yutaka Wada
RC KERR, JR LISTER
– Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth
(2012)
100,
15541
Self-similar breakup of near-inviscid liquids.
JR Castrejón-Pita, AA Castrejón-Pita, EJ Hinch, JR Lister, IM Hutchings
– Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics
(2012)
86,
015301
Ultimate regime of high Rayleigh number convection in a porous medium.
DR Hewitt, JA Neufeld, JR Lister
– Physical review letters
(2012)
108,
224503
Release of a viscous power-law fluid over an inviscid ocean
SS Pegler, JR Lister, M Grae Worster
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2012)
700,
63
The asymptotic structure of a slender dragged viscous thread
MJ Blount, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
674,
489
Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 2. A line sink
D Vella, JA Neufeld, HE Huppert, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
666,
414
Leakage from gravity currents in a porous medium. Part 1. A localized sink
JA Neufeld, D Vella, HE Huppert, JR Lister
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2011)
666,
391
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Research Group

Theoretical Geophysics

Room

H1.08

Telephone

01223 330888