UK Nonlinear News, May 2000

Change of address for Professor Alex Craik

Professor Alex Craik has now returned to the University of St Andrews after a period of leave spent at Kyoto University. His address is:

Mathematical Institute
University of St Andrews
North Haugh, St Andrews
Fife KY16 9SS
Scotland UK
Tel: 01334-463716

Source: Alex Craik

Benoit Mandelbrot awarded L.F. Richardson medal

The 2000 European Geophysical Society L.F. Richardson Medal for work on nonlinear systems has been awarded to Benoit Mandelbrot.

Source: Raymond Hide

New Reader in Mathematics at Surrey

Peter Hydon has been promoted to a Readership in Mathematics at the University of Surrey with effect from 1 April 2000. Peter was previously a Lecturer in Mathematics at Surrey. His areas of research include symmetries of differential equations (see his recently published book on this) and mathematical physiology; particularly mathematical models for mixing in the human lung, and analysis of blood flow in twisted arteries.

Source: Tom Bridges

Award for new research facility at the University of Bristol

The Applied Nonlinear Mathematics group in the Department of Engineering Mathematics at the University of Bristol is celebrating its unprecedented success as part of the team which bid for 23M of Joint Infrastructure Funding (JIF) in the latest (3rd) round. The award was announced by Lord Sainsbury on 4 April 2000 & will permit state-of-the-art laboratory space to be created for interdisciplinary research between the Departments of Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mathematics. This new research facility will be known as BLADE, the Bristiol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamic Engineering, and it will focus on four major themes: automatic control, dynamic sub-structuring, materials engineering and nonlinear dynamics. In this 3rd round there were 27 proposals funded from the 163 bids - a success rate of some 16.6%. The total amount bid for was 1.5B with just 129M being awarded.

Source: John Hogan

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