Dr Toby Wood
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8052
- Personal Website: https://www.staff.ncl.ac.uk/toby.wood/
- Address: School of Mathematics & Statistics
Newcastle upon Tyne
BackgroundDr Toby Wood is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics for the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics at Newcastle University. His area of expertise is astrophysical fluid dynamics.
My research concerns the dynamics of stellar interiors, including the solar interior. My main interests are:
- Transport of angular momentum and magnetic flux across the solar 'tachocline'.
- Hall and electron MHD in neutron stars.
- Chemical transport in stellar interiors by meridional flows and double-diffusive convection.
- Turbulent pumping of magnetic flux by anisotropic compressible convection.
- Dynamo action in laminar and turbulent flows.
- Applications of Lagrangian mechanics to thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
I am also interested in
- Anomalous, long-range transport of angular momentum by turbulence and wave breaking.
- Instabilities in magnetized shear flows.
- Stellar structure and evolution.
- Thermoelectric effects in crystals.
Teaching for 2015/2016
- MAS2104/3104 Introduction to Vector Calculus
- MAS8114 Topics in Modern Applied Mathematics
- Wood TS, Hollerbach R. Three Dimensional Simulation of the Magnetic Stress in a Neutron Star Crust. Physical Review Letters 2015, 144(19), 191101.
- Wood TS, Hollerbach R, Lyutikov M. Density-shear instability in electron magneto-hydrodynamics. Physics of Plasmas 2014, 21, 052110.
- Guervilly C, Wood TS, Brummell NH. Effect of metallic walls on dynamos generated by laminar boundary-driven flow in a spherical domain. Physical Review E 2013, 88(5), 053010.
- Vasil GM, Lecoanet D, Brown BP, Wood TS, Zweibel EG. Energy conservation and gravity waves in sound-proof treatments of stellar interiors: III. Lagrangian constrained analysis. The Astrophysical Journal 2013, 773, 169.
- Wood TS, Garaud P, Stellmach S. A new model for mixing by double-diffusive convection (semi-convection): II. The transport of heat and composition through layers. The Astrophysical Journal 2013, 768(2), 157.
- Acevedo-Arreguin LA, Garaud P, Wood TS. Dynamics of the solar tachocline: III. Numerical solutions of the Gough and McIntyre model. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2013, 434, 720-741.
- Wood TS, Brummell NH. Transport by meridional circulations in solar-type stars. The Astrophysical Journal 2012, 755, 99.
- Mirouh GM, Garaud P, Stellmach S, Traxler AL, Wood TS. A new model for mixing by double-diffusive convection (semi-convection): I. The conditions for layer formation. The Astrophysical Journal 2012, 750, 61.
- Wood TS, McCaslin JO, Garaud P. The Sun's meridional circulation and interior magnetic field. The Astrophysical Journal 2011, 738, 47.
- Wood TS, McIntyre ME. Polar confinement of the Sun's interior magnetic field by laminar magnetostrophic flow. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2011, 677, 445-482.
- Gourgouliatos KN, Wood TS, Hollerbach R. Magnetic field evolution in magnetar crusts through three-dimensional simulations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2016, 113(15), 3944-3949.
- Wood TS, Bushby PJ. Oscillatory convection and limitations of the Boussinesq approximation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 2016, 803, 502-515.
- Wood TS, Brummell NH. A self-consistent model of the solar tachocline. Astrophysical Journal 2018, 853(2), 97.
- Seta A, Shukurov A, Wood TS, Bushby PJ, Snodin AP. Relative distribution of cosmic rays and magnetic fields. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2018, 473(4), 4544-4557.
- Shukurov A, Snodin AP, Seta A, Bushby PJ, Wood TS. Cosmic rays in intermittent magnetic fields. Astrophysical Journal Letters 2017, 839(1), L16.