Contact detailsemail: sxc AT aber DOT ac DOT uk
Department of Mathematics
Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Research and Teaching
September 2015: Adil and Simon are in Berlin to Shape Up, at a conference on Materials Geometry and Topology. Simon spoke about minimal perimeter tilings of the sphere, and Adil presented work with Gerd Schroeder-Turk on the energetics of bubbles in curved Hele Shaw cells and attempts to enourage bees to build their honeycombs on complex surfaces.
August 2015: Tudur is at the Welsh National Eisteddfod with bubble demonstrations and other mathematical treats.
July 2015: We have been awarded a grant by EPSRC to work on the Flow of Gas-Liquid Foams in Narrow Complex Geometries. This is a joint project with colleagues in Birmingham and Cambridge, with industrial support from BTG, Unilever and Schlumberger.
June 2015: Simon will give an introduction at the prize giving ceremony for the Maths Challenge organised by the University's widening participation team. The questions were on a theme of Alice in Wonderland, celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's book.
January 2015: Last chance to submit abstracts for the next spring meeting of the Institute of non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics at Ruthin Castle, 30th March to 1st April 2015. The theme will be Structured Fluids. See the INNFM website for further details.
December 2014: Simon attended the British Society of Rheology's midwinter meeting on active and complex fluids at Durham.
September 2014: This month's science cafe at Aberystwyth Arts Centre was on Mathematics in the Bath. Simon presented some ideas from the geometry of soap bubbles, followed by a grilling from the audience.
August 2014: Simon was interviewed on Radio Cardiff as part of the Science and Technology Radio Show "Pythagoras' Trousers", talking about foams and bubbles.
July 2014: Michael Dennin from UC Irvine is visiting Aberystwyth to discuss foam rheology.
July 2014: Simon attended the EuFoam conference in Thessaloniki, Greece, speaking about The effects of channel geometry on foam structure and flow, and a conference on Recent Advances in Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture in Rzeszow, Poland, speaking about The effects of pore geometry on foam flow in porous media.See foam news archive for more.
Also see AU's repository.
M.A.C. Teixeira, S. Arscott, S.J. Cox and P.I.C. Teixeira (2015) What is the shape of an air bubble on a liquid surface?. Langmuir In press: 1-30. Postprint.
T. Davies, L. Garratt and S. Cox (2015) Least area partition of a cylinder into three parts. Gwerddon 20: 30-43. Offprint.
R.J. Whittaker and S.J. Cox (2015) Stability of a Helicoidal Surface inside a Cylinder with Pinned Diameters. Quart. J. Mech. Appl. Math. 68: 23-52. Preprint.
L.E. Nonnekes, S.J. Cox and W.R. Rossen (2015) Effect of Gas Diffusion on Mobility of Foam for Enhanced Oil Recovery. Transp. Porous Med. 106: 669-689. Preprint.
S.J. Cox (2015) Simulations of bubble division in the flow of a foam past an obstacle in a narrow channel. Coll. Surf A. 473: 104-108. Preprint.
M. Durand, A.M. Kraynik, F. van Swol, J. Kafer, C. Quilliet, S.J. Cox, S.A. Talebi and F. Graner (2014) Statistical Mechanics of Two-Dimensional Shuffled Foams, part II: Geometry - Topology Correlation in Small or Large Disorder Limits. Phys. Rev. E. 89: 062309. Preprint
P. Grassia, E. Mas Hernandez, N. Shokri, S.J. Cox, G. Mishuris and W.R. Rossen (2014) Analysis of a Model for Foam Improved Oil Recovery. J. Fl. Mech. 751: 346-405.
S.J. Cox and S.A. Jones (2014) Instability of stretched and twisted soap films in a cylinder. J. Eng. Math. 86: 1-7. Preprint.
I. Cantat, S. Cohen-Addad, F. Elias, F. Graner, R. Hohler, O. Pitois, F. Rouyer, A. Saint-Jalmes, R. Flatman (trans.), and S.J. Cox (ed.) (2013) Foams: structure and dynamics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.See publications archive for more.