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Jonathan Skipp

PhD Student investigating the interaction between turbulent waves and coherent structures in plasmas and fluids.

Education and employment


PhD Complexity Science, University of Warwick
Provisional thesis title: Condensation phenomena in plasmas, light, and bosons from a wave turbulence perspective
(Supervisor: Prof Sergey Nazarenko)


MSc Complexity Science, University of Warwick
Miniproject 1: Interaction of nematic liquid crystal defects with electric fields
(Supervisor: Dr Gareth Alexander)

Miniproject 2: Modon propogation and collision in the Charney-Hasegawa-Mima plasma model
(Supervisor: Dr Bogdan Hnat)


MSc Fusion Energy, University of York
Thesis title: Theory of 2D drift wave structures in tokamaks *
(Supervisor: Prof Howard Wilson)


Technical Officer, Development Directorate, Birmingham City Council
Engineering, regulatory and legal work in highway construction projects


MPhil Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Leicester
Thesis title: The mass loss – period evolution of Black Widow Pulsars **
(Supervisor: Prof Andrew King)

2001 Research Project, Queen Mary, University of London
Summer project simulating valence force field models of crystal structures ***
(Supervisor: Prof David Dunstan)
1999-02 BA Natural Sciences, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge


* Global Structure of Micro-instabilities in Tokamak Plasmas: Stiff Transport or Plasma Eruptions?
D Dickinson, CM Roach, JM Skipp and HR Wilson, 2014, Physics of Plasmas 21, 010702

** The population of black widow pulsars
AR King, ME Beer, DJ Rolfe, K Schenker and JM Skipp, 2005, Mon Not Roy Astron Soc 358, 1501-1504

*** Harmonic and anharmonic components of third-order elastic constants
JM Skipp and DJ Dunstan, 2004, Phys Rev B, 69, 05410