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
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.
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.See foam news archive for more.
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
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.