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Dwight Barkley

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Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Telephone: +44 (0)2476 524 765
Office: B2.29


Ph.D. in Physics, University of Texas at Austin

SIAM J.D. Crawford Prize

Fellow of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Fellow of the American Physical Society

Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications


My interests lie at the interface between high-performance computation, pattern formation and nonlinear phenomena. I am interested in instabilities in fluid, chemical and biological systems and how best to understand these through efficient direct numerical computation. I am currently devoting a lot of attention to a singularity in the Euler equations and to the onset of turbulence in shear flows. Other key words describing my research are: large-scale computation, mathematical modeling, hydrodynamic stability, transition to turbulence, reaction-diffusion equations, excitable media, symmetry-breaking bifurcations, and spatio-temporal chaos.