Raphael Assier wins first Lighthill-Thwaites Prize
Raphael Assier, DAMTP PhD student working with Professor Nigel Peake, has been awarded the Lighthill-Thwaites Prize by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.
The Prize has recently been established and is open to current PhD students or those who have recently completed their PhDs. Shortlisted candidates present papers on their work at the British Applied Mathematics Colloquium (BAMC). The winner is chosen based on the quality and originality of the paper, the presentation and the responses of the candidates to questions.
Raphael won the first Prize competition held at the recent BAMC at the University of Birmingham. His prize-winning paper was on the topic of diffraction by a quarter-plane, motivated by interest in noise generated by new propeller-driven aircraft and the effect of wing structure and placement on that noise.
Before coming to DAMTP, Raphael completed his undergraduate studies in Lyon, at the University of Lyon and at Ecole Centrale de Lyon, followed by a year working for Rolls-Royce.