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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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  • Five vortex equations 

    Manton, NS (IOP Publishing, 2017-02-24)
    The Taubes equation for Abelian Higgs vortices is generalised to five distinct U(1) vortex equations. These include the Popov and Jackiw–Pi vortex equations, and two further equations. The Baptista metric, a conformal ...
  • The acoustic Green's function for swirling flow in a lined duct 

    Mathews, JR; Peake, N (Elsevier, 2017-05-12)
    This paper considers the acoustic field inside an annular duct carrying mean axial and swirling flow and with either acoustically hard or lined walls. The particular aim is to compute the Green's function, which is required ...
  • Using inpainting to construct accurate cut-sky CMB estimators 

    Gruetjen, HF; Fergusson, JR; Liguori, M; Shellard, EPS (American Physical Society, 2017-02-23)
    The direct evaluation of manifestly optimal, cut-sky cosmic microwave background (CMB) power spectrum and bispectrum estimators is numerically very costly, due to the presence of inverse-covariance filtering operations. ...
  • Kinetic effects regularize the mass-flux singularity at the contact line of a thin evaporating drop 

    Saxton, MA; Vella, D; Whiteley, JP; Oliver, JM
    We consider the transport of vapour caused by the evaporation of a thin, axisymmetric, partially wetting drop into an inert gas. We take kinetic effects into account through a linear constitutive law that states that the ...

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