Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)
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Carries out research of worldclass 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 50year tradition of carrying out research of worldclass 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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BPS Approaches to Anyons, Quantum Hall States and Quantum Gravity
(20171003)We study three types of theories, using supersymmetry and ideas from string theory as tools to gain understanding of systems of more general interest. Firstly, we introduce nonrelativistic ChernSimonsmatter field ... 
Statistical analysis of neuronal data: Development of quantitative frameworks and application to microelectrode array analysis and cell type classification
(20171001)With increasing amounts of data being collected in various fields of neuroscience, there is a growing need for robust techniques for the analysis of this information. This thesis focuses on the evaluation and development ... 
Local models of astrophysical discs
(Oxford University Press, 20171201)Local models of gaseous accretion discs have been successfully employed for decades to describe an assortment of smallscale phenomena, from instabilities and turbulence, to dust dynamics and planet formation. For the most ... 
The acoustic Green's function for swirling flow with variable entropy in a lined duct
This paper extends previous work by the authors (Journal of Sound and Vibration, 395:294316,2017) on the acoustic field inside an annular duct with acoustic lining carrying mean axial and swirling flow so as to allow for ...