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Tony Roberts

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Post-doc in Low-dimensional modelling of fluid dynamics
Posted: Dec 13, 1996 2:37 AM
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\title{\sf Post-doctoral position researching the\\
Low-dimensional modelling of fluid dynamics}
\author{Prof Tony Roberts\\
Dept Maths \& Computing\\
University of Southern Queensland\\
Toowoomba, Qld 4350\\
E-mail: \texttt{}}
\date{13 December, 1996}

\section*{The project}

The issue to be addressed in this project is the creation of accurate,
useful and complete mathematical models describing the behaviour of
the flow of shallow water in an estuary, river or flood, and the
creeping flow of thin viscous fluids such as paint. In these examples
there is potentially an enormous wealth of detail in a full physical
simulation. Such a level of detail makes it impossible to simulate in
full, and thus tractable simple approximations are needed.
Traditional methods may lead to error. However, the recent
development of centre manifold theory and associated techniques can
put these simpler dynamical models on a firm basis and thereby create
new and quantitatively accurate models. The complete project proposal
is available at

Candidates must possess a PhD, or have the equivalent experience.
Their expertise must lie in both areas of modern dynamical systems
theory and in fluid mechanics, preferably with experience in
free-surface hydrodynamics.

\section*{The position}

The project is funded by a research grant from the Australian Research
Council. The appointment is to commence ASAP and will be offered for
a limited term of up to three years, depending upon level and

The appointment will be made at Academic Level~A or Level~B depending
upon expertise, currently a {\em salary range\/} of
A\$36,694--A\$43,042 per annum.

A selection will be made according to the following criteria:
\item PhD, or equivalent, in a relevant area with a commitment to
high quality research;

\item expertise in both fluid mechanics and dynamical
systems, particularly free-surface hydrodynamics and centre manifolds;

\item communication skills;

\item energy and initiative;

although there will be a preference for Australian residents.
Applicants should document, in their application, their demonstrated
ability in the above categories.

Applicants should forward their application by {\bf 20~January, 1997}
to Prof Tony Roberts (address given above).

\section*{Further information}

The department forms a vital part of a developing regional university
and offers courses in Applied Mathematics, Statistics and Computer
Science. It has a large base of networked {\sc pc}s, teaching
laboratories with both {\sc dos} and {\sc linux}, an undergraduate
laboratory of \textsc{dec} alphas, a post-graduate workstation
laboratory, and has access to supercomputers around Australia.
Further information about the department, its research and courses is
obtainable over the WWW via the home page


Professor A.J. Roberts
Dept of Mathematics & Computing E-mail:
University of Southern Queensland Phone: (076) 312943
Toowoomba, Queensland 4350 Fax: (076) 312721

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