Professor Paul F Linden

G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics at Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), University of Cambridge

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G.I. Taylor Professor of Fluid Mechanics, Department of Applied Mathematical and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

Professor Paul Linden’s research is in environmental fluid mechanics; a field in which he is internationally known and respected for his laboratory experiments and theoretical analyses of fluid flows relevant to oceanography, meteorology, and environmental and industrial problems.

His research group currently conducts experimental and theoretical research on problems associated with our environment and the processes that affect and are impacted by climate change. They are currently developing models of the fluid flow in low-energy buildings, gravity-driven flows in stratified and rotating fluids, internal waves and mixing in stratified fluids.

Professor Linden’s research career began in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), where he started as a research student and ending as Reader in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, before moving for San Diego in 1998. At the University of California in San Diego, UCSD, he had held many prestigious positions, most recently as Blasker Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental Science and Engineering.

He maintains his connection with UCSD as Director of their Sustainability Solutions Institute. This role will help to strengthen this area in DAMTP and also had important connections to activities elsewhere in the University, including the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Department of Engineering.

  • 22 February 2017

    Future of mobility

    The Government Office for Science, is undertaking a Foresight Project on the Future of Mobility. This project will bring together cutting-edge academic research, industry expertise and policy making to consider the future transport landscape. The project will work with policy makers to consider what this evidence base means for policy development in this area. Further to this, by assessing and prioritising key trends in mobility, a set of future scenarios wil be developed and their consequences analysed. Among other themes, the project will examine the social and demographic drivers changing the future transport landscape.

  • 10 March 2016, 5:30pm

    Bending the Curve on Climate: Seminar 3

    The third of the 2016 series of climate lectures convened by Professor Charles Kennel.

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    Magical thinking; the way towards a more sustainable future?

    The third of our 2016 series of climate seminars included talks from Dr Richard Fraser and Professor Paul Linden. Recordings of the first two seminars in the series may be found here (4 Feb) and here (11 Feb).