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Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

Astrophysical and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

We are actively engaged in research on a wide range of topics involving astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics.

These include dynamics of the Earth’s atmosphere and oceans (waves, hydrodynamic instabilities and bifurcations, turbulence, data assimilation for numerical weather prediction), flows at the Earth’s surface (flooding, beach dynamics, porous media, glaciers), planetary and extrasolar planetary dynamics (the geodynamo, planetary dynamos, tidal interactions between planets and stars, planet formation), solar and stellar dynamics (dynamo theory, magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence), as well as galactic and extragalactic dynamics on the largest scales.

We actively seek students who are interested in undertaking research to gain a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and we also welcome applications from prospective postdoctoral researchers. The group also supervises many research students as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds and the Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.

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Vacancies: Three postdoctoral positions, funded by the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, are available in fluid dynamics, MHD and dynamos to work with Professor Steve Tobias. Further information can be found from the following links:

Candidates may apply for some or all of the positions. To explore the posts further or for any queries you may have, please contact Steve Tobias.


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