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Deputy Director of Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics (LIFD)  Workload credit 0.1 fte (internal only) Working with the Director of LIFD and another deputy Director, this role plays an important strategic and coordinating role in leading the development, promotion and delivery of LIFD’s strategy and objectives.  As one of two deputy directors, this role will focus on internal engagement and...

Research Fellow in Infection Transmission Modelling (2 roles available) Are you an enthusiastic and motivated researcher with an interest in developing models to understand environmental transmission of COVID-19? Would you like to use your mathematical skills to understand risks and mitigations in workplaces or public transport? Are you interested in...

Speaker: Basile Gallet, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, France Title: A scaling theory for meridional heat transport in oceans and planetary atmospheres Video: cambridge.org/fluidwebinar/gallet Abstract: Developing a theory of climate requires an accurate parameterization of the transport induced by turbulent eddies. A major source of turbulence in the mid-latitude planetary atmospheres and oceans is the...

A major scientific study has been launched to understand the risks of COVID-19 transmission on buses and trains – and to identify the best measures to control it. Led by the University of Leeds and with support from the Department for Transport and several transport organisations, the investigation will involve taking...

Predicting tornadoes on UK cold fronts for the first time Weather forecasters can more accurately predict when a tornado is likely to hit the UK thanks to a new tool devised in a partnership between the University of Leeds and the Met Office. Around 30 tornadoes occur in the UK...

Professor Onno Bokhove, Professor Mark Kelmanson and Dr Tom Kent, from the School of Mathematics and Leeds Institute for Fluid Dynamics, University of Leeds, recently provided written evidence to the UK Parliamentary Inquiry into flooding, detailing their work with civil engineers Dr Guillaume Piton and Dr Jean-Marc Tacnet from Université...

Professor Noakes is one of a number of people recognised for their work in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is a member of SAGE, the Government’s scientific advisory group on emergencies, and convenes its environmental modelling working group. Professor Noakes said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been given an OBE. Without a doubt, the...

LIFD Deputy Director, Prof Cath Noakes has received a top award from the Royal Academy of Engineering for work which has had “widespread and significant impact” in tackling the spread of coronavirus. The academy’s citation honours Professor Cath Noakes’ “…role in advising the NHS and Government at the highest level during the pandemic, shaping life-saving guidance...