Mathematical Sciences

Tim Sluckin

Primary position:
Professor

Background

The University of Southampton
  • (Natural Sciences, Theoretical Physics) University of Cambridge
  • M.Math. (Part III) Mathematics, University of Cambridge
  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics, University of Nottingham
  • NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, Brooklyn College, New York and Stanford University
  • Research Associate, Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Research Associate, , University of Bristol
  • Lecturer in Mathematics, University of Bristol
  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in Mathematics, University of Southampton
  • Appointed to Personal Chair in Applied Mathematics in Southampton 1995
  • Extended visiting posts at Grenoble (France), Haifa (Israel), Milan (Italy)
  • Fellow of the Institute of Physics
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
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Publications

The University of Southampton's electronic library (e-prints)

Article

To, Tung, Sluckin, Timothy J. and Luckhurst, Geoffrey R. (2013) Biaxiality-induced magnetic field effects in bent-core nematics: molecular field and Landau theory. Physical Review E, 88, 062506-[15pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.88.062506).
To, Tung B.T., Sluckin, Timothy J. and Luckhurst, Geoffrey R. (2013) Molecular field theory for biaxial smectic A liquid crystals. The Journal of Chemical Physics, 139, 134902-[14pp]. (doi:10.1063/1.4820555).
Sluckin, Tim (2013) Book review. Mathematics for the modern million. London Mathematical Society Newsletter , (427), 32.
Turzi, Stefano and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2013) Symmetry-adapted molecular-field theory for thermotropic biaxial liquid crystals and its expansion at low temperature. SIAM Journal of Applied Mathematics, 73, (3), 1139-1163. (doi:10.1137/120897237).
Raos, Guido and Sluckin, Tim (2013) Pulling polymers on energetically disordered surfaces: molecular dynamics tests of linear and non-linear response. Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 22, (4), 225-237. (doi:10.1002/mats.201200075).
Podoliak, Nina, Buchnev, Oleksandr, Bavykin, Dmitry V., Kulak, Alexander N., Kaczmarek, Malgosia and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2012) Magnetite nanorod thermotropic liquid crystal colloids: synthesis, optics and theory. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 386, (1), 158-166. (doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2012.07.082).
Luckhurst, Geoffrey R., Naemura, Shohei, Sluckin, Timothy, Thomas, Kenneth and Turzi, Stefano S. (2012) Molecular-field-theory approach to the Landau theory of liquid crystals: Uniaxial and biaxial nematics. Physical Review E, 85, (3), 031705-[21pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.85.031705).
Reshetnyak, V. Yu, Pinkevych, I.P., Cook, G., Evans, D.R. and Sluckin, T.J. (2012) Two-beam energy exchange in a hybrid photorefractive inorganic-cholesteric cell. [in special issue: Proceedings of the 14th International Topical Meeting: Optics of Liquid Crystals (OLC 2011): Part II of III ] Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 560, (1), 8-22. (doi:10.1080/15421406.2012.661950).
Shelestiuk, Sergii, Reshetnyak, Victor and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2011) Frederiks transition in ferroelectric liquid-crystal nanosuspensions. Physical Review E, 83, (4), 041705. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.83.041705).
Sluckin, T.J. (2011) Vito Volterra at 150. Mathematics Today, 47, 46-48.
Biscari, Paolo and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2011) A perturbative approach to the backflow dynamics of nematic defects. European Journal of Applied Mathematics (doi:10.1017/S0956792510000343).
Podoliak, Nina, Buchnev, Oleksandr, Buluy, Oleksandr, D'Alessandro, Giampaolo, Kaczmarek, Malgosia, Reznikov, Yuriy and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2011) Macroscopic optical effects in low concentration ferronematics. Soft Matter (doi:10.1039/c1sm05051f).
Luckhurst, G.R., Naemura , S, Sluckin, T.J., To, T. and Turzi, S.S. (2011) A molecular field theory for biaxial nematics composed of molecules with C_{2h} point group symmetry. Physical Review E, 84, (1), 011704-[13 pages] . (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.84.011704).
Podoliak, Nina, Buchnev, Oleksandr, D'Alessandro, Giampaolo, Kaczmarek, Malgosia and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2010) Large effect of a small bias field in liquid-crystal magnetic transitions. Physical Review E, 82, (3), 030701-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.82.030701).
Reshetnyak, V.Yu., Pinkevych, I.P., Cook, G., Evans, D.R. and Sluckin, T.J. (2010) Two-beam energy exchange in a hybrid photorefractive-flexoelectric liquid-crystal cell. Physical Review E, 81, (3), 031705. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.81.031705).
Zadorozhnii, V.I., Bashtova, K.V., Reshetnyak, Victor Y and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2010) Magneto-optical response of twisted nematic cells. Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals (doi:10.1080/15421406.2010.485066).
Kubytskyi, V.O, Reshetnyak, V.Y., Sluckin, T.J. and Cox, S.J. (2009) Theory of surface-potential-mediated photorefractivelike effects in liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 79, (1), 011703-[15pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.79.011703).
Sluckin, T.J. (2009) Pierre-Gilles de Gennes (1932-2007). Liquid Crystals, 36, (10-11), 1019-1022. (doi:10.1080/02678290903040768).
Kubytskyi, V.O, Reshetnyak, V.Y., Sluckin, T.J. and Cox, S.J. (2008) Simulation of photorefractive effect in thin liquid crystal film. Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals, 489, 204-213. (doi:10.1080/15421400802219320).
Subota, Svitlana L., Reshetnyak, Victor Yu, Pavliuchenko, Svitlana P. and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2008) Numerical modelling of a tunable liquid-crystal-polymer lens. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 489, 40-53. (doi:10.1080/15421400802219866).
Zadorozhnyi, V.I., Sluckin, T.J., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Thomas, K.S. (2008) The Frederiks effect and related phenomena in ferronematic materials. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 68, (6), 1688-1716. (doi:10.1137/070703831).
Carboni, C., Al-Ruzaiqi, S., Al-Siyabi, A., Al-Harthi, S., George, A.K. and Sluckin, T.J. (2008) The behaviour of the interfacial surface tension of liquid-crystal materials in the vicinity of the nematic-isotropic phase transition. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 494, 114-126. (doi:10.1080/15421400802430182).
Llobera, M and Sluckin, T.J. (2007) Zigzagging: theoretical insights on climbing strategies. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 249, (2), 206-217. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.07.020).
Sluckin, Tim (2007) Is evolution good for the Jews? Jewish Quarterly, (206), 23-30.
Gorkunov, M.V., Giesselman, F., Lagerwall, J.P.F, Sluckin, T.J. and Osipov, M.A. (2007) Molecular model for de-Vries-type smectic A-smectic C phase transition in liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 75, (6), 06701R-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.75.060701).
Li, F., Buchnev, O., Cheon, C.I., Glushchenko, A., Reshetnyak, V., Reznikov, Y., Sluckin, T.J. and West, J.L (2006) Orientational coupling amplification in ferroelectric nematic colloids. Physical Review Letters, 97, (14), 147801-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.147801).
Zadorozhnii, V.I., Vasilev, A.N., Reshetnyak, Victor Yu., Thomas, K.S. and Sluckin, T.J. (2006) Nematic director response in ferronematic cells. Europhysics Letters, 73, (3), 408-414. (doi:10.1209/epl/i2005-10406-6).
Ilyina, V., Cox, S.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2006) A computational approach to the optical Fredericksz transition. Optics Communications, 260, (2), 474-480. (doi:10.1016/j.optcom.2005.11.028).
Reshetnyak, V.Yu., Shelestiuk, S.M. and Sluckin, T.J. (2006) Fredericksz transition threshold in nematic liquid crystals filled with ferroelectric nano-particles. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 454, 603-608. (doi:10.1080/15421400600654108).
Popa-Nita, V., Sluckin, T.J. and Kralj, S. (2005) Waves at the nematic-isotropic interface: thermotropic nematogen-non-nematogen mixtures. Physical Review E, 71, (6), 061706-[13pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.71.061706).
Popa-Nita, V., Oswald, P. and Sluckin, T.J. (2005) Waves at the nematic-isotropic interface. Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals, 435, 875-892. (doi:10.1080/15421400590955299).
Biscari, Paolo and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2005) Field-induced motion of nematic disclinations. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 65, (6), 2141-2157. (doi:10.1137/040618898).
Ambrozic, M., Kralj, S., Sluckin, T.J., Zumer, S. and Svensek, D. (2004) Annihilation of edge dislocations in smectic A liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 70, (5), 051704-[12pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.70.051704).
Schley, David, Doncaster, C. Patrick and Sluckin, Tim (2004) Population models of sperm-dependent parthenogenesis. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 229, (4), 559-572. (doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.04.031).
Hazelwood, L.D. and Sluckin, T.J. (2004) Quasi-mesoscopic model for ferroelectric switching in the chevron geometry. Liquid Crystals, 31, (5), 683-695. (doi:10.1080/02678290410001670601).
Zadorozhnii, V.I., Burylov, S.V., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2004) Adsorption phenomena and macroscopic properties of ferronematics caused by orientational interactions. Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals, 409, (1), 285-292. (doi:10.1080/15421400490431417).
Ilyina, V., Cox, S.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2004) FDTD method for light interaction with liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 422, 1-10. (doi:10.1080/15421400490501932).
Atkin, R.J., Sluckin, T.J. and Stewart, I.W. (2004) Reflections on the life and work of Frank Leslie. Journal of Non-Newtonian Fluid Mechanics, 119, (1-3), 7-23. (doi:10.1016/j.jnnfm.2004.03.011).
Vasilev, A.N., Pinkevich, I.P. and Sluckin, T.J. (2004) Correlations in the director-orientation fluctuations in the presence of microscopic impurities in a nematic liquid crystal. Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics Letters, 80, (5), 326-329. (doi:10.1134/1.1825115).
Kent, Adam, Doncaster, C. Patrick and Sluckin, Tim (2003) Consequences for predators of rescue and Allee effects on prey. Ecological Modelling, 162, (3), 233-245. (doi:10.1016/S0304-3800(02)00343-5).
Atkin, R.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2003) Frank Matthews Leslie (obituary). Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society, 49, 315-333.
Vicente Alonso, E., Wheeler, A.A. and Sluckin, T.J. (2003) Non-linear dynamics of a nematic liquid crystal in the presence of a shear flow. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 459, (2029), 195-220. (doi:10.1098/rspa.2002.1019).
Atkin, R.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2003) Frank Matthews Leslie (Biographical Memoirs). Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society of London, 49, 315-333.
Biscari, P. and Sluckin, T.J. (2003) Expulsion of disclinations in nematic liquid crystals. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 14, (1), 39-59. (doi:10.1017/S0956792502005016).
Self, R.H., Please, C.P. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Deformation of nematic liquid crystals in an electric field. European Journal of Applied Mathematics, 13, (1), 1-23. (doi:10.1017/S0956792501004740).
Burylov, S.V., Zadorozhnii, V.I., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Weak anchoring effects in ferronematic systems. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 252, 153-155. (doi:10.1016/S0304-8853(02)00619-4).
Lednei, Mikhailo, Pinkevich, Igor, Reshetnyak, Victor and Sluckin, Timothy (2002) Light scattering by large-scale director inhomogeneities in filled liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 375, 423-431. (doi:10.1080/10587250210567).
Kiselev, A.D., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Light scattering by optically anisotropic scatterers: T-matrix theory for radial and uniform anisotropies. Physical Review E, 65, (5), 056609-[16pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.056609).
Luckhurst, G.R., Saielli, G. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Shear-induced structural changes of a smectic-A phase: a computer simulation study. Physical Review E, 65, (4), 041717-[12pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.65.041717).
Kiselev, A.D., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) T-matrix theory of light scattering by uniformly anisotropic spherical scatterers. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 375, 373-386. (doi:10.1080/10587250210608).
Popa-Nita, V. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Surface modes at the nematic-isotropic interface. Physical Review E, 66, (4), 041703-[8pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.66.041703).
Burylov, S.V., Zadorozhnii, V.I., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Yu. and Sluckin, T.J. (2002) Magnetic field induced orientational bistability in a ferronematic cell. Molecular Crystals Liquid Crystals, 375, 525-534. (doi:10.1080/10587250210569).
Andrienko, D., Reznikov, Y., Reshetnyak, V. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Nematic director slippage: role of the angular momentum of light. Physical Review E, 63, (1), 011701-[7pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.011701).
Slavinec, M., Kralj, S., Zumer, S. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Surface depinning of smectic-A dislocations. Physical Review E, 63, (3), 031705-[6pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.63.031705).
Lednei, M.F., Pinkevich, I.P. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Light scattering by liquid crystals in anomalous-diffraction approach. Condensed Matter Physics, 4, (2(26)), 299-305.
Lednei, M.F., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Yu. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Rayleigh-Gans theory of light scattering by liquid crystals filled with cylindrical particles. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 92, (1-2), 139-146. (doi:10.1016/S0167-7322(01)00186-6).
Mottram, N.J., Sluckin, T.J., Elston, S.J. and Towler, M.J. (2000) Periodic layer slipping in a sheared smectic A cell. Molecular Crystals & Liquid Crystals, 347, 423-32.
Kiselev, A.D., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2000) Light scattering by a spherical particle surrounded by a thin optically anisotropic layer. Optika i Spektroskopiya (Russian Journal of Optics and Spectroscopy), 89, (6), 984-990.
Lednei, M.F., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2000) Light scattering by small macroscopic particles in a nematic cell. Functional Materials (Ukraine), 7, (4(1)), 513-516.
Lednei, M.F., Pinkevich, I.P., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2000) Rayleigh-Gans theory of light scattering in filled nematics. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 352, 389-398.
Mottram, N.J., Sluckin, T.J., Elston, S.J. and Towler, M.J. (2000) Shear-induced melting of smectic-A liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 62, (4), 5064-5080. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.62.5064).
Sluckin, T.J. (2000) The liquid crystal phases: physics and technology. Contemporary Physics, 41, (1), 37-56. (doi:10.1080/001075100181268).
Mottram, N.J. and Sluckin, T.J. (2000) Defect induced melting in nematic liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals, 27, (10), 1301-1304. (doi:10.1080/026782900423340).
Cox, S.J., Sluckin, T.J. and Steele, J. (1999) Effects of group size and memory on the evolution of cooperation. Current Anthropology, 40, (3), 369-376.
Self, R.H., Please, C.P. and Sluckin, T.J. (1999) Traveling-wave relaxation in elongated liquid crystal cells. Physical Review E, 60, (5), R5029-R5032. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.60.R5029).
Martínez-Ratón, Y., Velasco, E., Somoza, A.M., Mederos, L. and Sluckin, T.J. (1998) Theoretical study of the anomalous surface tension properties of liquid crystals. Journal of Chemical Physics, 108, (6), 2583-2593. (doi:10.1063/1.475643).
Shalaginov, A.N., Hazelwood, L.D. and Sluckin, T.J. (1998) Dynamics of chevron structure formation. Physical Review E, 58, (6), 7455-7464. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.58.7455).
Cox, Simon J., Reshetnyak, Victor Yu and Sluckin, Timothy J. (1998) Theory of dielectric and optical properties of PDLC films. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 320, (1), 301-319. (doi:10.1080/10587259808024403).
Steele, James, Adams, Jonathan and Sluckin, Tim (1998) Modelling Paleoindian dispersals. World Archaeology, 30, (2), 286-305.
Cox, S.J., Yu Reshetnyak, V. and Sluckin, T.J. (1998) Effective medium theory of light scattering in polymer dispersed liquid crystal films. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 31, (14), 1611-1625. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/31/14/002).
Biscari, P., Peroli, P. Guidone and Sluckin, T.J. (1997) The topological microstructure of defects in liquid crystals. Molecular Crystals and Liquid Crystals, 292, (1), 91-101. (doi:10.1080/10587259708031921).
Yu Reshetnyak,, V., Sluckin, T.J. and Cox, S.J. (1997) Effective medium theory of polymer dispersed liquid crystal droplet systems II: partially ordered bipolar droplets. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 30, (23), 3253-3266. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/30/23/009).
Popa-­Nita, V., Sluckin, T.J. and Wheeler, A.A. (1997) Statics and kinetics at the nematic­-isotropic interface: effects of biaxiality. Journal de Physique II, 7, (9), 1225-1243. (doi:10.1051/jp2:1997183).
Osipov, M.A., Sluckin, T.J. and Cox, S.J. (1997) Influence of permanent molecular dipoles on surface anchoring of nematic liquid crystals. Physical Review E, 55, (1), 464-476. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.55.464).
Reshetnyak, V.Yu, Sluckin, T.J. and Cox, S.J. (1996) Effective medium theory of polymer dispersed liquid crystal droplets: I: Spherical droplets. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 29, (9), 2459-2465. (doi:10.1088/0022-3727/29/9/034).
Braun, F.N., Sluckin, T.J. and Velasco, E. (1996) Director distortion in a nematic wetting layer. Jornal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 8, (16), 2741-2754. (doi:10.1088/0953-8984/8/16/003).
Popa-Nita, V. and Sluckin, T.J. (1996) Kinetics of the Nematic-Isotropic Interface. Journal de Physique II, 6, 873-884. (doi:10.1051/jp2:1996216).
Velasco, E., Mederos, L. and Sluckin, T.J. (1996) Molecular theory of smectic C liquid crystals. Liquid Crystals, 20, (4), 399-410.
Vaupotic, N., Kralj, S., Copic, M. and Sluckin, T.J. (1996) Landau-de Gennes theory of the chevron structure in a smectic liquid crystal. Physical Review E, 54, (4), 3783-3792. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.54.3783).

Book

Dunmur, David and Sluckin, Tim (2010) Soap, Science and Flat-Screen TVs: A History of Liquid Crystals, Oxford, GB, Oxford University Press, 352pp.
Sluckin, T.J. (2007) Fluidos fora da lei, Lisbon, Portugal, IST Press, 253pp.
Sluckin, Timothy J., Dunmur, David A. and Stegemeyer, Horst (2004) Crystals that flow: classic papers from the history of liquid crystals, London, UK, Taylor and Francis, 738pp. (The Liquid Crystal Book Series).

Book Section

Ambrozic, Milan, Sluckin, Timothy J., Cvetko, Matej and Kralj, Samo (2009) Stability and metastability in nematic glasses: a computational study. In, Rzoska, Sylwester, Drozd-Rzoska, Aleksandra and Mazur, Victor (eds.) Metastable Systems Under Pressure. NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Metastable Systems under Pressure: Platform for New Technologies and Environmental Applications Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer, 109-124. (NATO Science for Peace and Security Series A: Chemistry and Biology). (doi:10.1007/978-90-481-3408-3_8).
Reshetnyak, Victor Yu, Shelestiuk, Sergii M., Subota, Svitlana L., Pavliuchenko, Svitlana and Sluckin, Timothy J. (2007) Theoretical modeling of heterogeneous liquid crystal systems: nano-suspensions and polymer-stabilized LC lens. In, Glogarova, Milada, Palffy-Muhoray, Peter and Copic, Martin (eds.) Liquid Crystals and Applications in Optics. Bellingham, USA, International Society for Optical Engineering, 658709-658720. (Proceedings of SPIE, 6587). (doi:10.1117/12.722687).
Kiselev, A.D., Reshetnyak, V.Y. and Sluckin, T.J. (2001) Generalised Mie theory of light scattering by an annular anisotropic layer: anisotropy effects. In, Klimusheva, Gertruda V. and Iljin, Andrey G. (eds.) Eighth International Conference on Nonlinear Optics of Liquid and Photorefractive Crystals. Bellingham, USA, International Society for Optical Engineering, 16-25. (Proceedings of SPIE, 4418). (doi:10.1117/12.428315).
Steele, J., Gamble, C. and Sluckin, T. (2000) Estimating the rate of paleo-Indian expansion into South America. In, Nicholson, R.A. and O'Connor, T.P. (eds.) People as an Agent of Environmental Change. Oxford, UK, Oxbow Books, 125-132. (Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology 16).
Cleaver, D.J., Kralj, S., Sluckin, T.J. and Allen, M.P. (1996) The random anisotropy nematic spin model. In, Crawford, Gregory P. and Zumer, Slobodan (eds.) Liquid Crystals In Complex Geometries: Formed by Polymer And Porous Networks. , Chemical Rubber Company, 467-481.
Braun, F.N., Sluckin, Timothy J., Velasco, E. and Mederos, L. (1996) Microscopic calculation of the surface tension of nematic LCs. In, Rumtsev, Evgenij and Tomilin, Maxim G. (eds.) International Liquid Crystal Workshop on Surface Phenomena. Bellingham, USA, International Society for Optical Engineering, 16-19. (Proceedings of SPIE, 2731). (doi:10.1117/12.230658).
 

Research

Research Interests

Statistical mechanics, in particular theory of liquid crystals

Liquid crystals have been a major focus of work in Southampton for over 40 years. The Southampton group also includes Emeritus Professors Geoffrey Luckhurst and Jim Emsley (Chemistry), Professor Malgosia Kaczmarek (Physics), and Dr Giampaolo D’Alessandro (Mathematics).

  • Theoretical ecology
  • Mathematical anthropology

History of Science

I have authored a number of books on the history of liquid crystals, including

Crystals that flow: classic papers from the history of liquid crystals” (co-authored with David Dunmur and Horst Stegemeyer) (Taylor and Francis 2004), and

Soap, Science and Flat Screen TVs: a history of liquid crystals”(co-authored with David Dunmur ) (Oxford University Press 2010)

For more details of current research, see personal page http://www.personal.soton.ac.uk/tim/

Primary research group:  Applied Mathematics

Research projects

Mathematical Optical Physics

Mathematical Modelling

Liquid Crystals and Classical Optics

Mathematics in Biology and Medicine

Responsibilities

Outreach; Staff Development and Training.

Teaching Responsibilities

2014-15

MATH1002 Mathematical modelling
MATH3072 Biological Fluid Dynamics

2010-11

Semester 1
:
MATH2021 Mathematics for Electrical and Electronic Engineers
(shared with Dr Giles Richardson)

Semester 2
MATH 3052 Mathematical Population Biology
MATH 2044 Vector Calculus and applications

Contact

Professor Tim Sluckin
Mathematics
University of Southampton
Highfield
Southampton
SO17 1BJ

Room: Building 54 Room 6017

Room Number: 54/6017

Telephone: (023) 8059 3680
Facsimile: (023) 8059 5147
Email: T.J.Sluckin@soton.ac.uk