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On Wednesday 15th January, Universities Minister Chris Skidmore came to the University of Leeds as part of a fact-finding visit. At the university’s innovation hub, Nexus, he heard about internationally-important research and teaching undertaken at Leeds across key areas, including Fluid Dynamics, as shown in recent university news: Fluid dynamics: going...

Over November 23-26, 2019, colleagues from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics attended the 72nd Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Washington, USA. The APS-DFD annual meeting is one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics, with...

Dr Phil Livermore and colleagues from the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics comment on the magnetic North’s behaviour in an article in the Financial Times: Phil Livermore and colleagues at Leeds University recently deduced that a “jet stream” of liquid iron was flowing within the core, something that could explain...

Rogue waves are anomalously high waves that appear rarely in the oceans and are therefore difficult to predict. Understanding their wave height and occurrence is relevant to maritime and coastal engineering given their potential to damage ships, maritime, and coastal structures. A team of investigators from the University of Leeds (LIFD), the University of...

Inspired by the recent elevation in both frequency and public perception of extreme-weather events, a team of researchers in the School of Mathematics, in collaboration with engineers at Grenoble, has developed an accessible and educational protocol targeted at effectiveness analysis and quantified decision making in the context of flood mitigation....

We are pleased to announce that we have a post available for a keen administrator, to play a key role in supporting the delivery of the Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics. Full details of the role are available here: https://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?id=16600&forced=2

In the latest 2019 Shanghai Global Ranking (www.shanghairanking.com) of Academic subjects the University of Leeds is 7th in Atmospheric Science, moving up 6 places since 2018: http://www.shanghairanking.com/Shanghairanking-Subject-Rankings/atmospheric-science.html Atmospheric Science is also 9th in the latest (2017) CWUR rankings: https://cwur.org/2017/subjects.php#Meteorology%20&%20Atmospheric%20Sciences Well done to everyone doing Atmospheric Science at Leeds and thereby...

Regional stratification at the top of Earth’s core due to core–mantle boundary heat flux variations Earth’s magnetic field is generated by turbulent motion in its fluid outer core. Although the bulk of the outer core is vigorously convecting and well mixed, some seismic, geomagnetic and geodynamic evidence suggests that a global...