Vortex Dynamics Research Group

Group seminars

Our group meets weekly (or so) on Wednesdays for an informal seminar or discussion group at 2pm in the Mathematical Institute, Room 3B. All are welcome.  These meetings have been cancelled until further notice.


Seminars for 2020          CANCELLED until further notice


Seminars for 2019

  • The group hosted the International Conference on Geophysical and Astrophysical Vortex Interactions , 11 - 14 June 2019.

  • 18 September 2019: Helen Burgess, University of St Andrews, "Scaling behaviour of clustered and free vortices in the inverse energy cascade"
  • 25 September 2019: Helen Burgess, University of St Andrews, "Scaling symmetries, thin jet curvature, and PV staircase structure in large-scale equivalent barotropic flow"
  • 2 October 2019: Jein Reinaud, University of St Andrews, "The stability of rods of uniform quasi-geostrophic PV"
  • 9 October 2019: David Rees Jones, University of St Andrews, "Variable magma and carbon fluxes at mid-ocean ridges and on Iceland; glacial/interglacial cycles" (held in School Earth and Environmental Sciences)
  • 23 October 2019: Chuong Tran, University of St Andrews, seminar postponed to 27 November 2019
  • 30 October 2019: Richard Scott, University of St Andrews, "Building a hurricane"
  • 6 November 2019: David Dritschel, University of St Andrews, "Models of shallow water flows"
  • 13 November 2019: Michael Byrne, University of St Andrews (from Earth Sciences), "Width of the InterTropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ): energetic and dynamical constraints"
  • 20 November 2019: Group discussion (website)
  • 27 November 2019: Chuong Tran, University of St Andrews, "Velocity-pressure correlation in Navier—Stokes flows and the problem of global regularity"

Seminars for 2018

  • 2 May 2018: Mr. Luke A. Hatfield, University of St Andrews, "Low-frequency variability of the polar vortex in a spherical single-layer shallow water system"
  • 25 April 2018: Mr. Samuel Wallace, University of St Andrews, "Topics in cloud modelling"
  • 18 April 2018: Mr. Thibault Jougla, University of St Andrews, "Vortex and wave formation in a rotating tank"
  • 11 April 2018: Dr. Richard K. Scott, University of St Andrews, "A scenario for finite-time singularity in the surface quasi-geostrophic equations"

Seminars for 2014-2015

  • 7 October 2014: Dr. Yue-Kin Tsang from the University of Edinburgh, "Advection-condensation of water vapour in a model of coherent stirring"

Seminars for 2013-2014

  • 1 April 2014: Chuong Van Tran "The growth of velocity norms in Navier-Stokes flows"
  • 25 March 2014: Dr. Dan Lucas from University College Dublin, "Recurrent flows embedded in 2D turbulence"
  • 18 March 2014: No meeting
  • 11 March 2014: David Dritschel "Dynamics and statistics of point vortices on a sphere"
  • 4 March 2014: No meeting
  • 25 February 2014: Richard Scott "A self-similar cascade of filament instabilities in the surface quasigeostrophic system"
  • 18 February 2014: No meeting
  • 11 February 2014: Stuart King "Advanced computational methods for stratified flows"
  • 4 February 2014: No meeting
  • 28 January 2014: No meeting
  • 21 January 2014: Dr. Stefanella Boatto from UFRJ Brazil, "The N-body, the N-vortices and N-charges dynamics on surfaces: a common view point"
  • 14 January 2014: Dr. Xavier Perrot from LMD Paris, "Atmospheric response to sea-surface temperature mesoscale structures"
  • Christmas Break...
  • 10 December 2013: Dr. Will McKiver from CMCC Italy, "Impact of mesoscale dynamics on global marine plankton models"
  • 3 December 2013: No meeting
  • 26 November 2013: Chuong Van Tran, "Regularity for the 3D Navier-Stokes equations"
  • 19 November 2013: Prof. Marcel Oliver from Jacobs University, Bremen.
    "Reaction-diffusion systems"
  • Mid-term break...
  • 29 October 2013: David Dritschel "On the limitations of balance" continued...
  • 22 October 2013: David Dritschel: "On the limitations of balance"
  • 15 October 2013: Greg King "Meanders through sea-surface winds" continued...
  • 8 October 2013: Greg King "Meanders through sea-surface winds"
  • 1 October 2013: Discussion of topics raised by Greg King
  • 24 September 2013: Discussion of group website