Prof Andrew Gilbert
Telephone: 01392 725222
Extension: (Streatham) 5222
After spending my formative years at Bury Grammar School, I took my first degree in Mathematics in Cambridge (first class each year) followed by the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics ('Part III') for which I was awarded a Distinction and the Mayhew Prize.
I then worked for a PhD in DAMTP, Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Keith Moffatt. After a year as a Researcher at the Observatoire de Nice (with Uriel Frisch) and 3 years as a Research Fellow at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, I moved to Exeter, where I am now a Professor of Mathematical Physics, with interests in fluid mechanics, magnetic field generation in fluid flows, mixing processes and dynamical systems.
I was pleased to be the recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship during 2019, and was working on problems of vortex stretching and reconnection with Steve Childress (New York University) and geometric fluid mechanics with Jacques Vanneste (Edinburgh University).
- Fluid mechanics and magnetohydrodynamics
- Vortex dynamics, stability and mixing
- Waves and instabilities
- Dynamo theory (modelling geophysical and astrophysical magnetic fields)
- Magnetically driven swimmers in low Reynolds number flows
I teach a range of modules, at present MTH1003 Modelling, and NSC1002 Mathematics and computing for Natural Sciences, and supervise MMath projects.
I am currently an External Examiner in Applied Mathematics at Warwick University.
Other Relevant Information
1994 - Member, London Mathematical Society.
2001 - Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society.
2002 - Fellow, Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
2003-10 Book review editor: Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics.
2004 -15 Editor: Fluid Dynamics Research.
2017 - Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy.
Qualifications: MA, PhD (Cantab), FIMA, CMath, FRAS.