Fluid Dynamics & Magnetohydrodynamics

Fluid Dynamics is the study of the motion of fluids (both liquids and gases) and poses one of the great unsolved problems of classical physics - the problem of turbulence. Our research in Fluid Mechanics covers a number of interdisciplinary applications, and an enormous range of scales from the magnetohydrodynamics of stellar and planetary magnetic fields to the swimming of bacteria, and there is considerable overlap of interests with the Mathematical Biology Group. The group has funding from the EPSRC, and many collaborators in Europe and the USA.