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Floriane Gidel has won the Leeds Doctoral College Showcase Postgraduate Researcher of the Year 2017 award. Floriane is the first winner of this award from the School of Mathematics. Her presentation Variational water-wave models and pyramidal freak waves; with implications for global shipping described her work on the EU-funded Marie Curie European...

Prof Rucklidge and Dr Subramanian from the School, along with colleagues from other institutions, have created a model to help explain the mathematics behind the ‘impossible’ never-repeating patterns. Read the full article here.

Improving forecasting techniques Developing greater weather forecasting precision, and creating more accurate longer-term forecasts could provide huge benefits to African businesses, small traders and society, strengthening their ability to respond to crises. Weather-sensitive sectors including aviation, solar and hydro-power and agriculture could all grow as a result. A four year...

Two significant research projects have been awarded £16million to build resilience in African businesses and communities as part of the University’s commitment to tackling the world’s greatest issues. The funding is from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5billion Government programme to support research that addresses critical problems in...

A total of 40 joint proposals from Brazilian and British researchers were received in a joint call between CONFAP (Brazilian National Council of State Funding Agencies) and UK Academies, launched in 2016. State Funding Agencies (FAPs) from 9 states have participated in the call, and 7 of them will support projects that will...

The University of Leeds is involved in 12 newly established Special Interest Groups, 2 of which are led by Leeds. Drop dynamics Flow instability, modelling and control Fluid dynamics of liquid crystalline materials Fluid mechanics of cleaning and decontamination Granular flows  in the environment and industry Low-energy ventilation (led by Prof Cath Noakes,...

A jet stream within the Earth’s molten iron core has been discovered by scientists using the latest satellite data that helps create an ‘x-ray’ view of the planet. Lead researcher Dr Phil Livermore, from the University of Leeds, said: “The European Space Agency’s Swarm satellites are providing our sharpest x-ray image...

A comprehensive new handbook about weather forecasting in West Africa could help safeguard lives and resources in the region. Meteorology of Tropical West Africa: The Forecasters’ Handbook was coordinated by the University of Leeds in collaboration with international researchers and meteorological agencies to help the region’s weather forecasters. It results from...

27.01.2017 – IGT scientists Dr Jon Mound and Dr Phil Livermore had the following article published in The Conversation The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field – protecting life from harmful solar radiation by deflecting charged particles away. Far from being constant, this field is continuously changing. Indeed, our planet’s history includes...

The first ever comparison of six of the major global flood risk monitoring computer models has revealed wide discrepancies between the information they provide. Insurers, risk analysts and many other businesses, as well as governments and NGOs use software like these models to understand which areas of the world are...