Department of Mathematical Sciences
Paul Milewski

Professor & Head of Department

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Dept of Mathematical Sciences


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Paul Milewski


My research interests are in fluid mechanics, numerical computation and mathematical biology.

My fluid mechanics work is mainly focussed on wave propagation at many scales, from a few centimetres on the surface of a pond (gravity-capillary waves) to planetary scale motions. An example of the latter are equatorial atmospheric waves propagating around the globe. This research has applications to physical oceanography, climate modelling and an understanding of physical processes of energy transfer and mixing.

In mathematical biology, I have interests in spatio-temporal dynamics of population level models, and how these population models can be derived from the behaviour of individuals in the population. For example I study how bacterial signalling and movement result in larger scale aggregations, and the equations describing the population density.

I approach these problems with a combination of dynamical systems methods, mathematical analysis, asymptotic approximations and numerical computations.


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