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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The Application of Differential Geometry to Classical and Quantum Gravity
(19990512)The Application of Differential Geometry to Classical and Quantum Gravity 
Numerical simulations of instabilities in general relativity
(20181020)General relativity, one of the pillars of our understanding of the universe, has been a remarkably successful theory. It has stood the test of time for more than 100 years and has passed all experimental tests so far. Most ... 
Aspects of Generalized Geometry: Branes with Boundary, Blowups, Brackets and Bundles
(20181002)This thesis explores aspects of generalized geometry, a geometric framework introduced by Hitchin and Gualtieri in the early 2000s. In the first part, we introduce a new class of submanifolds in stable generalized ... 
Biophysics of Helices: Devices, Bacteria and Viruses
(20181020)A prevalent morphology in the microscopic world of artificial microswimmers, bacteria and viruses is that of a helix. The intriguingly different physics at play at the small scale level make it necessary for bacteria to ...