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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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  • Dewatering of fibre suspensions by pressure filtration 

    Hewitt, DR; Paterson, DT; Balmforth, NJ; Martinez, DM (AIP Publishing, 2016-06-09)
    A theoretical and experimental study of dewatering of fibre suspensions by uniaxial compression is presented. Solutions of a one-dimensional model are discussed and asymptotic limits of fast and slow compression are explored. ...
  • Viscous effects on the acoustics and stability of a shear layer over an impedance wall 

    Khamis, D; Brambley, EJ (Cambridge University Press, 2017-01-01)
    The effect of viscosity and thermal conduction on the acoustics in a shear layer above an impedance wall is investigated numerically and asymptotically by solving the linearised compressible Navier–Stokes equations (LNSE). ...
  • Bio-Inspired Trailing Edge Noise Control 

    Clark, IA; Alexander, WN; Devenport, W; Glegg, S; Jaworski, JW; Daly, C; Peake, N
    Strategies for trailing edge noise control have been inspired by the downy canopy that covers the surface of exposed flight feathers of many owl species. Previous wind tunnel measurements demonstrate that canopies of similar ...

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