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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

Improved assessment of the statistical stability of turbulent flows using extended Orr-Sommerfeld stability analysis
VK Markeviciute, RR Kerswell
(2022)
Data‐Driven Identification of Turbulent Oceanic Mixing From Observational Microstructure Data
MMP Couchman, B Wynne-Cattanach, MH Alford, CCP Caulfield, RR Kerswell, JA MacKinnon, G Voet
– Geophysical Research Letters
(2021)
48,
ARTN e2021GL094978
Optimal perturbation growth on a breaking internal gravity wave
JP Parker, CJ Howland, CP Caulfield, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
925,
ARTN A16
Degeneracy of turbulent states in two-dimensional channel flow
VK Markeviciute, RR Kerswell
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
(2021)
917,
a57
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
Exact traveling wave solutions in viscoelastic channel flow
R Kerswell, J Page, Y Dubief
– Physical Review Letters
(2020)
125,
154501
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
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Research Group

High-Reynolds-Number Fluid Flow

Room

G1.03

Telephone

01223 766349