• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    20092017
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    Personal profile

    General

    Originally trained as a mathematician, I am now a multi-interdisciplinary mathematical physics researcher working on the frontiers of nonlinear waves (wave turbulence, solitons, rogue waves), turbulence (classical, 2D and geophysical, quantum and superfluid), and nonlinear optics (liquid crystals, optical fibres).

    Research Highlights

    • 15 peer-reviewed journal articles, 1 book chapter, 4 conference proceedings.
    • 30+ invited oral presentations, 10+ invited seminars.
    • Publication citations > 500, h-index =13, i-10 index - 13.
    • >£310,000 in research funding as PI.
    • Journal reviewer for over 12 journals (APS, AIP, CUP, Elsevier, IoP, Royal Society).
    • Organiser for 8 international workshops and conferences.
    • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College and EPSRC Early Career Forum for Mathematical Sciences.

    Research Interests

    My present research interests include the following topics:

    Wave Turbulence

    • Optical wave turbulence
    • Gravitational wave turbulence in cosmology
    • Strong wave turbulence

    Quantum and Superfluid Turbulence

    • Vortex dynamics
    • Analogies to classical turbulence flows
    • Kelvin waves

    2D and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

    • Structure and formation of large-scale mean flows
    • Turbulent statistics

    Nonlinear Optics

    • Soliton and optical vortex formation
    • Modulational instability
    • Soliton turbulence

    Those interested in pursuing a research project in one of these areas may contact me and may also consider applying for one of the following postdoctoral research fellowships:

    Funding Applications and Awards

    • 2019 (PI) Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action: Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE) grant, Hydrodynamical Approach to Light Turbulence (HALT), value €294,000.
    • 2018 (PI) NVIDIA GPU Grant , value £1,500.
    • 2017 (PI) EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group (SIG) in Wave Turbulence, value £12,000.
    • 2012 (PI) HPC-Europa2 Transnational Access Grant, value £3,000.

    Teaching Activity

    I am the module leader for the following undergraduate modules

    • AM10PB Probability
    • AM20NM Numerical Methods

    Continuing Professional Development

    I am currently studying for an MEd in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

    Responsibilities

    Mathematics Tutorial Ambassadors

    I am organiser for the Mathematics Tutorial Ambassador scheme whereby final year students are employed to support first-year tutotial classes in the mathematics group at Aston.

    Big Bang Fair

    I am the principle academic support for Aston University's mathematics contirbutions to the annual Big Bang Fair (the UK's largest science fair).

    Employment

    • 2016 - Present: Lecturer in Mathematics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, United Kingdom.
    • 2012 - 2015: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel.
    • 2010 - 2012: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France.

    Contact Details

    Room: MB313G

    Email: j.laurie@aston.ac.uk

    Phone number: 0121 204 4766

    Education/Academic qualification

    PhD, University of Warwick

    20062010

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    Research Output 2009 2017

    • 15 Article
    • 2 Conference article
    • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)

    Jets or vortices - what flows are generated by an inverse turbulent cascade?

    Frishman, A., Laurie, J. & Falkovich, G. E., 29 Mar 2017, In : Physical Review Fluids. 2, 3, 8 p., 032602(R) .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
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    Cascade
    Vortex
    Vortex flow
    Aspect ratio
    Aspect Ratio

    Protein lipograms

    Laurie, J., Chattopadhyay, A. K. & Flower, D. R., 7 Oct 2017, In : Journal of Theoretical Biology. 430, p. 109-116 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Proteome
    proteome
    Proteins
    Protein
    Decompose
    Open Access
    File
    vortex rings
    Energy dissipation
    Vortex flow
    Turbulence
    dissipation

    Computation of rare transitions in the barotropic quasi-geostrophic equations

    Laurie, J. & Bouchet, F., 2015, In : New Journal of Physics. 17, 1, 25 p., 015009.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    deviation
    optimization
    instantons
    direct numerical simulation
    transition probabilities

    Reconnection dynamics and mutual friction in quantum turbulence

    Laurie, J. & Baggaley, A. W., Jul 2015, In : Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 180, 1-2, p. 82-94 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    Vortex flow
    Turbulence
    friction
    turbulence
    vortices

    Thesis

    Vortex scattering in the point vortex model

    Author: Lydon, K., 19 Feb 2019

    Supervisor: Laurie, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (by Research)

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    Activities 2016 2018

    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Membership of council
    • 1 Membership of network

    EPSRC Early Career Forum (External organisation)

    Jason Laurie (Member)
    1 Dec 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

    United Kingdom Fluids Network (UKFN) (External organisation)

    Jason Laurie (Chair)
    1 Mar 20171 Mar 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    EPSRC Peer Review College (External organisation)

    Jason Laurie (Member)
    2016

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of council

    Press / Media

    Mathematicians Tame Turbulence in Flattened Fluids

    Jason Laurie

    27/06/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research