Contact detailsemail: sxc AT aber DOT ac DOT uk
Institute of Mathematics and Physics
Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics
Research and Teaching
May 2013: Simon attended a joint workshop in Swansea between WIMCS and STFC's Hartree Centre on Challenges and Opportunities in Computational Modelling, and learned alot about different simulation tools in various fields.
April 2013: Simon has been elected as a fellow of the Learned Society of Wales.
April 2013: An image from a joint publication, "Comparative study of non-invasive force and stress inference methods in tissue", led by groups in Japan and France, that uses Simon's Surface Evolver data, will appear on the next cover of the European Physical Journal E. You can see it here.
April 2013: The group attended the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC) in Leeds. David, Tudur and Simon gave talks and Oliver took a poster on simulating visco-elasto-plastic fluids as a proxy for foams.
March 2013: Simon gave a talk on joint work with Andy Kraynik at the INNFM's Kavli meeting, and presented posters by Tudur and David.
February 2013: Oliver Bain has joined us as a PDRA, funded by RIVIC. Oliver completed his PhD in Applied Mathematics at Nottingham University. He will work on continuum modelling of foam flows.
January 2013: Simon gave a talk on foam rheology as part of the inaugural event of the Cardiff University SIAM student chapter.
January 2013: Simon is co-organising, with Francois Graner, an Infoamal workshop on Foam Coarsening in Paris.
December 2012: We are currently advertising for a PDRA to work on modelling and visualization of foams.
November 2012: Rob Kusner visited from the Isaac Newton Institute (and, more usually, the University of Massachusetts Amherst). He gave seminars on "The space of soap bubbles" and "Torus tilings and smectic singularities"; the latter was in response to a problem we had discussed just over 10 years ago, again at the INI. He also climbed Cadair Idris!
October 2012: Gerd Schroeder-Turk visited from Erlangen to work (mainly) with Adil, on a trip funded by WIMCS. He gave a seminar on "Platonic Foam Cells" in IMAPS and another on "The chiral photonic crystal in the butterfly Callophrys Rubi" in IBERS.foam news archive for more.
Also see AU's repository: Cadair
A. Hazel, M. Pailha, S. Cox, A. Juel (2013) Multiple states of finger propagation in partially occluded tubes, Submitted to Phys. Fluids.
S. Jones, B. Dollet, Y. Meheust, S. Cox, I. Cantat (2013) Structure-dependent mobility of a dry aqueous foam flowing along two parallel channels, Submitted to Phys. Fluids.
S. Ishihara, K. Sugimura, S.J. Cox, I. Bonnet, Y. Bellaiche, F. Graner (2013) Comparative study of non-invasive force and stress inference methods in tissue, Eur. Phys. J. E. 36:45. Preprint. Cover Image.
I.T. Davies, S.J. Cox, and J. Lambert (2013) Reconstruction of tomographic images of dry aqueous foams, Coll. Surf. A In press. Preprint.
D.J. Ferguson and S.J. Cox (2013) The motion of a foam lamella traversing an idealised bi-conical pore with a rounded central region, Coll. Surf. A In press. Preprint.
S.J. Cox, D.R. Lipsa, I.T. Davies, R.S. Laramee (2013) Visualizing the dynamics of two-dimensional foams with FoamVis, Coll. Surf. A In press. Preprint.
C. Raufaste and S. Cox (2013) Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder: variation of the contact angle, Coll. Surf. A In press. Preprint. Example code.
S.J. Cox and S.A. Jones (2013) Instability of stretched and twisted soap films in a cylinder (preprint).
S.J. Cox, F. Morgan and F. Graner (2013) Are large two-dimensional clusters of perimeter-minimizing bubbles of equal-area hexagonal or circular? Proc. Roy. Soc A 469: 20120392 (Preprint).See publications archive for more.