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Prof Gordon Ogilvie

Prof Gordon Ogilvie

Professor of Mathematical Astrophysics (DAMTP)


Specialist research areas

Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics:

 

Accretion discs

    • warped and eccentric discs; waves in discs; magnetic fields in discs

Planet-disc interactions

    • mean-motion resonances; secular interactions; inclination and eccentricity

Protoplanetary discs

    • warped and eccentric discs; waves in discs; magnetic fields in discs

Geophysical Flows:

 

Internal waves

    • tidal forcing and dissipation; wave attractors

Waves in rotating fluids

    • tidal forcing and dissipation; wave attractors

Instability:

 

Parametric instability

    • instabilities of tidally forced or precessing bodies, warped and eccentric discs

Transition to turbulence

    • rotating and magnetized shear flows

MHD and Electrohydrodynamics:

 

MHD turbulence

    • magnetorotational turbulence and dynamo

Departments and Institutes

Applied Maths (DAMTP):