Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
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Carries out research of world-class excellence in a broad range of subjects across applied mathematics and theoretical physics
The Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) is one of two Mathematics Departments at the University of Cambridge, the other being the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics (DPMMS). The two Departments together constitute the Faculty of Mathematics, and are responsible for the teaching of Mathematics and its applications within the Mathematical Tripos.
DAMTP has a 50-year tradition of carrying out research of world-class excellence in a broad range of subjects across applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Members of DAMTP have made seminal theoretical advances in the development of mathematical techniques and in the application of mathematics, combined with physical reasoning, to many different areas of science. A unique strength is the G K Batchelor Laboratory, in which fundamental experimental science is also performed. Research students have always played a crucial role in DAMTP research, working on demanding research problems under the supervision of leading mathematical scientists and, in many cases, moving on to become research leaders themselves. The current aims of DAMTP are to continue this tradition, in doing so broadening the range of subject areas studied and using new mathematical and computational techniques.
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(2019-07-19)In cellular phenomena, such as cytoplasmic streaming, molecular motors translocate along microtubules carrying cargoes which entrain fluid. The piconewton forces that motors produce can be sufficient to bend or buckle the ...
(2019-07-19)We begin with an overview of the scattering equations, CHY formalism and the ambitwistor string. We discuss one of the striking simplifications that occur upon restricting to four spacetime dimensions, namely that the ...
(2019-05-18)The Asian summer monsoon circulation has been the subject of continuous research for several decades. Much emphasis has been given to the lower level cyclone, but while various models and mechanisms have been proposed to ...
(2019-04-27)Asymptotically anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetimes display intriguing phenomena which have recently sparked increasing interest in the research of gravitational solutions in these spaces. Considerable motivation stems from ...