UK Nonlinear News Issue 46, March 2007


  • The Royal Statistical Society (UK) has announced in the March 2007 issue of the RSS News that the Guy Medal in Silver 2007 is awarded to Professor Howell Tong for his many important contributions to time series analysis over a distinguished career, and in particular for his fundamental and highly influential paper "Threshold autoregression, limit cycles and cyclical data", read to the Society in 1980, which paved the way for a major body of work in non-linear time series modelling. Previous recipients of the medal, which was inaugurated in 1893, include Maurice Bartlett, George Box, David Cox, Henry Daniels, David Kendall, C. R. Rao, Bernard Silverman, Adrian Smith, Peter Whittle, and others.
  • Congratulations to Gianne Derks, who has been promoted to Reader, and to Ian Roulstone, who has been promoted to Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Surrey.
  • As of the end of 2006 Atlantis Press has taken over the publication of the Journal of Nonlinear Mathematical Physics. A new JNMP website is completed, with all JNMP articles transferred to this site.


  • Dr. Jochen Voss has been appointed to a position as Research Associate at the University of Warwick, working with Dr. Martin Hairer and Professor Andrew Stuart, in the area of Stochastic Partial Differential Equations (SPDEs), effective March 2007. Dr. Voss will be investigating theoretical and computational aspects of the use of SPDEs for the sampling of random fields.

Recent Theses


Postgraduate opportunities: Leeds  Warwick  Surrey

  • Applications are invited for PhD studentships in the general area of Nonlinear Dynamics, available from July 2007 within the Department of Mathematics at the University of Surrey. Funding is available for UK students (fees plus a maintenance grant) and EU students (fees only). For further information, please contact Prof Ian Melbourne.
  • Department of Aerospace Sciences, Cranfield University is offering bursaries for places on its MSc course in Computational Fluid Dynamics. The course is designed to reflect the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics across industry, from aerospace and mechanical engineering applications to environmental flows, process systems, microfluidics and cross-disciplinary applications.

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Conference Listing by date.

Issue Forty seven: June 2007

Issue Forty seven is scheduled for June 2007. Submission of news (new courses, meetings, conferences, new appointments, jobs, new research directions etc.), comments or articles about any aspect of nonlinearity in the UK are very welcome and should arrive by 25 May 2007.