Nonlinear Waves and Geometric Fluid Dynamics Group

Our group uses mathematical techniques such as asymptotic methods, reduced model analysis and numerical modelling to investigate fluid flows. We also use more geometric techniques such as geometric mechanics along with other geometries including differential, symplectic, Kähler, algebraic and discrete in order to describe various features of different flow systems.

Available studentships

PhD studentships in mathematics

Funding information:

Each PhD studentship is fully-funded, including fees and a tax-free stipend, at UKRI studentship rates covered for the duration of 3 to 4 years for UK candidates. International candidates are welcome to apply but will need to cover the difference between the UK and overseas fees.

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Careers event for Early Career Researchers organised by Laura Jones and Ryan Poole

Laura Jones and Ryan Poole organised a careers event yesterday (Wednesday 20 September) for PhD students...


Carina Dunlop is an invited speaker at the London Mathematical Biology Conference held at UCL

Carina Dunlop is in London this week (18-19 September) to attend the London Mathematical Biology Conference...

Our people

Dr Matthew Turner

Head of the Nonlinear Waves and Geometric Fluid Dynamics Group

I obtained an MMath degree at the UEA in 2002 before completing my PhD in Fluid Dynamics in 2006, also at the UEA, under the supervision of Dr Paul Hammerton. After this, I spent 3 years at the University of Exeter working with Prof. Andrew Gilbert, before moving to the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories at the University of Brighton, where I ...
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Upcoming seminars

We run regular seminars throughout term discussing all aspects of nonlinear waves and geometric fluid dynamics.

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Department of Mathematics
Thomas Telford building (AA), floor 4
University of Surrey
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