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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • 2017- date:  DAMTP,  Cambridge University
  • 1996-2017:  Mathematics,  Bristol University
  • 1992-1996:  Mathematics,  Newcastle University
  • 1992          :  PhD,  MIT

Research

General fluid mechanics: the Navier-Stokes equations (nonlinear dynamics, transition and turbulence); geophysical and astrophysical fluid mechanics (e.g. convection; stably stratified flows; tidal, precessional and librational motion of planetary interiors and subsurface oceans; accretion disks);

Selected Publications

Publications

Revealing the state space of turbulence using machine learning
J Page, MP Brenner, RR Kerswell
– Physical Review Fluids
(2021)
6,
034402
The effects of Prandtl number on the nonlinear dynamics of Kelvin-Helmholtz instability in two dimensions
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
915,
a37
Designing a minimal baffle to destabilise turbulence in pipe flows
E Marensi, Z Ding, AP Willis, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
900,
a31
The viscous Holmboe instability for smooth shear and density profiles
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
896,
a14
Exhausting the background approach for bounding the heat transport in Rayleigh–Bénard convection
Z Ding, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
889,
a33
Stabilisation and drag reduction of pipe flows by flattening the base profile (vol 77, pg 123, 2019)
E Marensi, AP Willis, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
888,
e1
Searching turbulence for periodic orbits with dynamic mode decomposition
J Page, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
886,
a28
Stably stratified exact coherent structures in shear flow: the effect of Prandtl number
J Langham, TS Eaves, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2020)
882,
a10
Kelvin-Helmholtz billows above Richardson number $1/4$
JP Parker, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
R1
Koopman mode expansions between simple invariant solutions
J Page, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2019)
879,
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Research Group

High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

G1.03

Telephone

01223 766349