Raphael Assier, a PhD student in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, has been awarded first prize in a competition for the best paper by a PhD student or early-career scholar at the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium.

Raphael's research is based on an interest in the effect of wing structure on the noise generated by new propeller-driven aircraft. More specificially his paper examined diffraction by a quarter-plane.

The new biennial Lighthill-Thwaites Prize is awarded by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications in cooperation with the Institute’s Journal of Applied Mathematics and the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC).

This is an archived news story, first posted in 2011.

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