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  • 2018-date: PhD Student, DAMTP
  • 2014-2018: BA/MMath, Mathematics, Trinity College Cambridge


George is a final year PhD student in the Biological Physics group of Professor Raymond Goldstein in DAMTP. In his research, he studies collective motion, namely phenomena resulting from the interactions of many individuals. From the flocking of birds to the schooling of fish, collective motion occurs at all length scales across the natural word. Integrating experimental studies with accompanying theoretical models, his work aims to identify the physical processes behind these phenomena and thus elucidate how they give the organism a competitive advantage in their ecosystem.

Academic Service

Referee for Physical Review E since 2021.


Undergraduate supervisions for a range of mathematical methods courses in the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge (Variational Principles and Methods Michealmas 2018-2020 and Complex Methods Lent 2018-2020). 



Biofilm Growth Under Elastic Confinement
G Fortune, N Oliveira, R Goldstein
The fluid dynamics of collective vortex structures of plant-animal worms
GT Fortune, A Worley, AB Sendova-Franks, NR Franks, KC Leptos, E Lauga, RE Goldstein
– Journal of Fluid Mechanics
Droplet absorption and spreading into thin layers of polymer hydrogels
MA Etzold, GT Fortune, JR Landel, SB Dalziel

Research Group

Biological Physics and Mechanics




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