Dr Aaron Russell


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I am a Research Associate investigating granular flows using mathematical modelling, laboratory experiments and numerical simulations, working with Prof. Nico Gray and Dr. Chris Johnson. Small-scale laboratory experiments show very similar behaviour to large scale geophysical mass flows such as avalanches, landslides and pyroclastic flows. In particular we are interested in phenomena where solid-like and liquid-like regions coexist. I am also a member of the Manchester Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics, an interdisciplinary research group combining theoretical, numerical and small-scale experimental investigations, which has laboratories in the Department of Physics & Astronomy.

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  • 2019 - Doctor of Philosophy, Frictional Hysteresis in Granular Avalanches, The University of Manchester (2015 - 2019)
  • 2015 - Master of Mathematics and Physics, Mathematics and Physics, The University of Manchester (2011 - 2015)

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