Department of Applied Mathematics

Contact information, Administration Duties, Academic History, Research interests, Teaching, Publications, TALK, Recommended Links.

Contact information

+61 - 2 - 9385 7044
+61 - 2 - 9385 7123
School of Mathematics
Department of Applied Mathematics
University of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, 2052

Administration Duties

Editor, Parabola

Coordinator, UNSW School Math Competition

Brief History

BSc, Hons 1, University Medal, Theoretical Physics, University of New South Wales, 1981

PhD, Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, University of New South Wales, (1985).

Postdoctoral Fellow, School of Physics, University of Waterloo, 1984,1985.

Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Waterloo, 1986.

School Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, Australian National University, 1987.

Queen Elizabeth II Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies, ANU, 1988, 1989, 1990

Australian Research Fellow, School of Mathematics, University of New South Wales, 1991.

Lecturer, Applied Mathematics, University of New South Wales, 1991.

Senior Lecturer, Applied Mathematics, University of New South Wales, 1994.

Associate Professor, Applied Mathematics, University of New South Wales, 2004.

Research Interests

Publications cover a range of areas from plasma physics, wind energy, lattice dynamics, statistical mechanics, nonlinear dynamics, pattern formation, neural dynamics.

Current research interests include:


Recent Teaching

MATH5185 - Modern Topics in Applied Mathematics - Statistical and Nonlinear Dynamics

MATH3041 - Mathematial Modelling for Real World Systems

MATH3201 - Dynamical Systems and Chaos

MATH2281 - Biomathematics

MATH1241 - Calculus

Publications List

List of Publications in .pdf Format

Selected Recent Publications

The following selection is not current and some links are broken. I will repair this over the next few weeks.

New Equipartition Results for Normal Mode Energies of Anharmonic Chains J.Stat.Phys. 78 (1995) 1039-1053.

Pattern Formation in an Etched Radial Hele Shaw Cell Fractals 4 (1996) 149-159.

Growth and form of zero-noise Diffusion-Limited-Aggregation on the cubic lattice Physica A 233 (1996) 905-918.

Statistical surface distributions for constant energy ensembles Canadian J. Phys. 75 (1997) 539-547.

Mean field analysis of Williams-Bjerknes type growth Physica A 256 (1998) 295-311.

Surface width scaling in noise reduced Eden clusters Phys Rev E 58 (1998) 4023-4026.

Continuum model for radial interface growth Physica A 260 (1998)11-21.

Resonance energy transfers in the induction phenomenon in quartic Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains Phys Rev E 58 (1998) 3045-3054.

Surfing Brachistochrones Parabola 34(3) (1998) 13-21.

Differentiating the non-differentiable - Fractional calculus Parabola 35(2) (1999) 9-19.

Fractional Reaction-Diffusion Physica A 276 (2000) 448-455.

Recommended Links

Physics Resources

Mathematics Resources

History of Mathematics Archive

School of Mathematics Home Page

Last Update by Bruce Henry October 2005