Dwight Barkley
Professor of Mathematics

Mathematics Institute
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL UK

Telephone: +44 (0)2476 524 765
Fax: +44 (0)2476 524 182
Office: B2.29


Interests: 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 the problem of turbulent-laminar coexistence observed in many shear flows near the onset of turbulence. 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.

YouTube Videos
Turbulence spreads like wildfire
Critical Point for Pipe Flow
Models for Transitional Pipe Flow with Comparison Gallery
Turbulent-Laminar Patterns
Adjoint Problems in Fluids and Excitable Media
Cylinder Wake Mean Flow
Moment Maps
Spiral Wave Spectra and Spiral Wave Breakup
Spiral Wave and Scroll Wave Asymptotics
Google Scholar
Short CV


Fourth-Year Projects (Terms 1 and 2)
Geometry and Motion (Term 2)


Family and Other

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