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Prof Robb Mcdonald
Dept. of Mathematics
University College London
Gower St
Tel: 020 7679 9239
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  • Professor of Mathematics
  • Dept of Mathematics
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary

I do research in

(i) geophysical fluid dynamics, including rotating stratified flows, rotating hydraulics, coastal outflows, geophysical vortices and topographic effects on geophysical flows. For example, collaborative work with Ted Johnson has lead to the development of analytical and numerical methods capable of computing vortex motion in complex domains e.g. barriers with gaps, multiple islands.

(ii) complex variable methods applied to 2D free-boundary problems. This includes vortex dynamics, Loewner evolution, Hele-Shaw flows and Laplacian growth, industrial coating problems, and pattern formation in nature.

Teaching Summary

MATH0016: Mathematical Methods 3

Academic Background
1991   Doctor of Philosophy University of Western Australia
1986   Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Adelaide
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