School of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics

Staff Profile

Dr Toby Wood

Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Background

Dr 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. 

Research

Research Interests

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My research concerns the fluid dynamics of astrophysical objects, including the Sun and neutron stars.  My main interests are:

  • Transport of angular momentum and magnetic flux by large-scale flows and turbulence.
  • Instabilities and dynamos in plasmas.
  • Electron & Hall MHD in neutron stars.
  • Superfluidity and superconductivity.
  • Chemical mixing by double-diffusive convection.
  • Applications of Lagrangian mechanics in fluid dynamics.

Teaching

Modules currently taught

  • MAS2801 Vector Calculus
  • MAS8852 Geophysical & Astrophysical Fluids

Publications