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email: sxc AT aber DOT ac DOT uk
Department of Mathematics
Institute of Mathematics, Physics and Computer Science
Aberystwyth University
Institute of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics

Phone: +44-(0)1970-622764
Fax: +44-(0)1970-622826


Research and Teaching

Curriculum Vitae

Research on Foams

A Gallery of Foam Motion

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Foam News

June 2016: Francesca and Simon visited University College Dublin to attend the mid-term review of the Horizon2020 RISE project Matrixassay, preceded by a one day workshop on Mechanics and Electromechanics of Biomaterials.

May 2016: Aberystwyth were the organizers of this year's Wales Mathematics Colloquium at Gregynog Hall, with over 60 delegates and four excellent invited speakers.

May 2016: At the invitation of the Korean Society of Rheology, Simon attended ISAR 2016 and gave a talk on foam rheology. It was also a great opportunity to experience something of Korean culture, including Noreban, better known as Karaoke.

April 2016: Simon and Francesca attended the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium in the new Andrew Wiles Building of the Mathematical Institute in Oxford.

February 2016: "What is the shape of an air bubble on a liquid surface?" A recent paper with colleagues in Portugal, France and the UK has been highlighted by the University of Lisbon here.

January 2016: An article arising from discussions that took place at the informal "Forces in Tissues" workshop that Simon attended in Paris in May 2014 has now been published in the journal Development. The article reviews techniques for measuring forces and stresses in living biological tissues.

January 2016: The European Space Agency's Soft Matter Dynamics Microgravity project held a foam kick-off workshop in Paris. Simon presented work on coarsening simulations.

December 2015: We are advertising for a PDRA to work on the EPSRC grant Flow of Gas-Liquid Foams in Narrow Complex Geometries.

December 2015: Simon attended the British Society of Rheology's Mid-winter Meeting in Glasgow, and learnt about Microrheology and Microfluidics.

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.

See foam news archive for more.


Also see AU's repository.
ORCID: 0000-0001-6129-3394

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 31: 13708-13717. 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

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.

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