UK Nonlinear News Issue 69, Dec 2012


The British Applied Mathematics Colloquium will take place at the University of Leeds from 9-12 April 2013. The minisymposia at BAMC2013 will include:
  • Nonsmooth Dynamical Systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics and Pattern Formation, in memory of Thomas Wagenknecht
  • Complex Networks
  • Mathematical Immunology
  • Asymptotic Expansions, the Camassa-Holm Equation and its Generalisations
For more information, to register, and to submit an abstract, visit the BAMC website.


  • New appointments at the University of Bath
    The Department of Mathematical Sciences at Bath has made a number of recent new appointments in Applied Mathematics. These reinforce Bath's traditional strengths as well as bringing new research directions, particularly in continuum mechanics and dynamical systems. The Department now has around two dozen staff working in Applied Mathematics, with research interests across many areas, in particular Applied Analysis and Differential Equations, Control Theory, Dynamical Systems, Fluid Mechanics, Industrial Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Numerical Analysis and Solid Mechanics. A brief list of those recently appointed follows.
    • Paul Milewski has been appointed as Professor of Applied Mathematics and also holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award. Milewski's research interests are in surface and internal waves in fluids, asymptotic analysis and numerical computation of related conservation laws and nonlinear hyperbolic and elliptic equations and mathematical modelling of chemotaxis and swarming in biology.
    • Marco Di Francesco had been appointed as Reader in Applied Analysis. His main research interests are in partial differential equations describing collective behaviour in biology and social sciences, nonlinear diffusion and nonlocal interaction phenomena, hyperbolic conservation laws with applications to pedestrian movements.
    • Tony Shardlow has been appointed to a Senior Lectureship. He moves to Bath following ten years at the University of Manchester and his research interests are in stochastic differential equations and numerical analysis.
    • Apala Majumdar has been appointed to a Lectureship. She also holds an EPSRC Career Acceleration Fellowship. Her research interests are broadly in mathematical modelling in materials science and industrial applications with emphasis on the theory of liquid crystals, nonlinear elasticity and nanodevices.
    • Euan Spence has been appointed to a Lectureship and also holds an EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. Euan's current research interests are in the asymptotic and numerical analysis of high frequency scattering problems.
    • Tim Rogers has been appointed as a University Prize Fellow in Mathematics. His research interests include the structure and dynamics of networks, collective effects in ecology and evolution, and random matrix theory.

Recent Theses

  • Andrew Dean, Nottingham (2012) "Exponential asymptotics and homoclinic snaking"


DSWeb Professional Opportunities in Dynamical Systems

Postgraduate opportunities: Leeds  Warwick  Surrey

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Conference Listing by date.

Publishers' Announcements

New from Springer:

Journal News

  • Cambridge University Press will begin publishing Network Science in 2013. Network Science is a new journal for a new discipline --- one using the network paradigm, focusing on actors and relational linkages, to inform research, methodology, and applications from many fields across the natural, social, engineering and information sciences. Given growing understanding of the interconnectedness and globalization of the world, network methods are an increasingly recognized way to research aspects of modern society along with the individuals, organizations, and other actors within it.
  • New journal in Nonlinear Analysis
  • New editorial board Journal of Nonlinear Science
    Jerry Marsden Special Issue

Issue Seventy: Mar 2013

Issue Seventy is scheduled for March 2013. 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 15 March 2013.