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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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  • Modelling dry granular flows over topography 

    Tsang, Jonathan Michael Foonlan (2019-07-19)
    Dry granular flows are common and important in the environment and industry, and yet their behaviour is very poorly understood. The dynamics of individual grains are governed by the simple and well-known laws of Newtonian ...
  • The design and production of operating systems 

    Whitby-Strevens, Colin (1970-05-28)
  • The Statistical Theory of Stationary Turbulence 

    Rasmussen, Henrik Obbekaer (1995-06-21)
    This thesis concerns the theory of turbulence as well as that of wavelet transforms. The main contribution to the theory of turbulence is an extension of the von Karman-Howarth equation to turbulence that may be either ...
  • Rotating Thin Films: the Vortex Fluidic Device 

    Leivadarou, Evgenia (2019-07-20)
    The motivation of this thesis, is the understanding of the role of fluid mechanics in the performance of the Vortex Fluidic Device (VFD), developed by the Raston laboratory at Flinders University, Australia. The VFD is a ...

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