The group is actively engaged in research on a wide range of topics involving astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics. These include flooding and the dynamics of the oceans and atmosphere of the Earth, planetary and extrasolar planetary dynamics (the geodynamo, planetary dynamos, tidal interactions between planets and stars, planet formation), solar and stellar dynamics (solar and stellar dynamos, hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic instabilities, turbulence), as well as galactic and extragalactic dynamics on the largest scales.
We are one of the largest groups conducting research in astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics in the world and we have a large number of research students and postdoctoral researchers. We actively seek students who are interested in undertaking research to gain a PhD in Applied Mathematics, and we also welcome applications from prospective postdoctoral researchers. The group also supervises many research students as part of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Fluid Dynamics at Leeds and the Leeds York NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.
Sept 2018: We would like to welcome new PDRA Sandeep Kanuganti.
Vacancies: Three postdoctoral positions, funded by the award of an ERC Advanced Grant, are available in fluid dynamics, MHD and dynamos to work with Professor Steve Tobias. Further information can be found from the following links:
Candidates may apply for some or all of the positions. To explore the posts further or for any queries you may have, please contact Steve Tobias.
July 2018: We would like to welcome new PDRA Jérémie Vidal, as well as new PhD student Christina Pontin.
October 2017: We would like to welcome new PDRAs Jin Matsumoto and Yue-Kin Tsang, as well as new PhD students Luca Cantarello, Andrew Clarke, Craig Duguid, Colin Hardy and Robert Long.