UK Nonlinear News Issue 47, June 2007


  • Andrew Stuart received the 2007 JD Crawford Prize from the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) for his outstanding contributions to the fields of stochastic ordinary and partial differential equations. These contributions span the gamut from fundamental mathematical theory to algorithm development and applications, including the fitting of SDEs to physical models, the derivation of effective macroscopic models, and the dynamics of inertial particles in random fields.
  • John Guckenheimer has been elected to write the article Bifurcation for the Encyclopedia of Dynamical Systems (hosted by Scholarpedia).
  • Jonathan Dawes has been appointed to a Royal Society University Research Fellowship, to be held in DAMTP, Cambridge from October 2007. The research project title is 'Continuum and Discrete Patterns: Formation, Bifurcation and Localisation'.
  • The SIAM UK and Republic of Ireland Section webpage has recently been updated: a report (+ photos, courtesy of Janice Giudice) on the annual meeting held in Oxford on 5 Jan is now online, the list of previous SIAM student prize winners has been updated, the financial report for 2006 is now online, and the rules of procedure for the section as laid down in February 1997 are now available online.The next annual meeting will be held at Southampton University on 4 Jan 2008.
  • A listserver has been established for the exchange of information on nonlinear chemical dynamics. This listserver is a subscriber-only list with a low volume of messages, and it currently has over 500 participants from 20 countries. The goal of the list is to provide a forum for the discussion of current topics in nonlinear chemical dynamics, including (but not restricted to) chemical oscillations, waves, fronts, self-organization, fractals, chaos, etc. You may use it to ask questions about experimental and numerical methods, to advertise conferences and job openings in the field, or to let the community of some recent publication that may be of interest. Experts, neophytes and the generally interested are encouraged to subscribe.
  • Congratulations to Mark Roberts and Claudia Wulff, both at Surrey, who have both been awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowships.
  • David Lloyd has been appointed to a Lectureship at the University of Surrey from 1st September 2007. David got his first degree from the University of Bristol, followed by a PhD also from Bristol, supervised by Prof Alan Champneys. He then joined Surrey as a postdoc where he has been working with Prof Bjorn Sandstede. His research interests are in numerical analysis of localised structures in nonlinear optics and pattern formation. He is currently working on localised pattern formation in two-dimensions employing analytical and numerical methods to explore these intricate structures.
  • Lennaert van Veen has taken up a faculty position at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of Concordia University.

Recent Theses


  • Assistant Professor (2 one year positions) Mathematics Institute, Warwick University
  • Research Assistant (two posts) --- based in the Applied Nonlinear Mathematics group at the University of Bristol.
  • The Irish science funding body Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) recently announced a scheme to attract early career academics and senior postdocs into permanent (tenured) lectureship positions within Irish universities. A Professorship scheme will run simultaneously, aimed at attracting senior, world-class academics from abroad.
  • Postdoc Position in Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Complex Systems: The GISC group (Interdisciplinary Group of Complex Systems) is seeking to hire a postdoc within the MOSAICO (Modelling, Analysis and Simulation of Complex Systems) project. The positions would start on or before October 1, 2007.
  • Postdoctoral positions IFISC (Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, Universitat Illes Balears-CSIC, Palma de Mallorca, Spain):

Postgraduate opportunities: Leeds  Warwick  Surrey

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Conference Listing by date.

Journal News

  • A special collection of articles that highlight the breadth of high-quality research published in Nonlinearity during 2006 is freely available until 31 December 2007
  • The journal "Regular and Chaotic Dynamics" is now published not by Turpion but by MAIK Nauka/Interperiodica and distributed by Springer

Issue Forty eight: September 2007

Issue Forty eight is scheduled for September 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 24 August 2007.