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Nicholas Brummell
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Title
Chair, Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Professor, Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Department
Applied Mathematics & Statistics
Telephone Number
831-459-2122
Office Location
Baskin Engineering, Room 357A
Mail Stop
SOE2
Biography
Brummell did his undergraduate studies at Imperial College at the University of London (UK) in Mathematics and received his B.Sc. there with first class honours. He was accepted to do a Ph.D. in the Department of Applied Mathematics at the same university, under the supervision of Dr.~D.R.~Moore. In 1988, Brummell received his Ph.D. for work on mathematical and numerical models of convection. In November 1988, Brummell moved to JILA and the Astrophysical and Planetary Science Department of the University of Colorado, where he worked on research problems in astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics, and taught mathematical and numerical methods, fluid dynamics and astrophysics. In late 2006, Brummell accepted a job in the formative Applied Mathematics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as an Associate Professor. Brummell was promoted to Full Professor in July 2009. Brummell became Chair of the department July 1st 2014.
Research Areas
Applied Mathematics, fluid dynamics, magnetogydrodynamics, astrophysical fluid dynamics, geophysical fluid dynamics, numerical analysis, high-performance computing, solar physics, numerical simulations of astrophysical and geophysical fluid dynamics
Web Page
Homepage
Projects
Dynamo theory
Solar dynamo theory
Dynamics of the solar tachocline
Magnetic buoyancy instabilities
Double-diffusive instabilities
Selected Publications
D or Not 2D: The Effect of Dimensionality on the Dynamics of Fingering Convection at Low Prandtl Number
Self-consistent simulations of a von Kármán type dynamo in a spherical domain with metallic walls
Transport by Meridional Circulations in Solar-type Stars
Penetration and Overshooting in Turbulent Compressible Convection
Turbulent Dynamics in the Solar Convection Zone
Degree
Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics. Imperial College, London, UK, 1988
B.Sc. in Mathematics, Imperial College, London, UK, 1984
Students
Joel Leigh (Graduate)
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