Dr Christopher Prior
I am currently an Addison-Wheeler fellow in the Mathematical sciences department at Durham University. My general interests lie in mathematical modelling and the mathematical issues on the borderline between geometry and topology. I have a particular interest in physical systems for which the conservation of topology of inter-twined bundles or tubular structures is a key consideration. This includes applications in elastic rod theory, biopolymer modelling and magnetohydrodynamics (click the research link for more details).

I was previously a post-doctoral researcher at the Oxford centre for collaborative applied mathematics where I worked on elastic models of rope- and tube-like structures such as the one picture below.

MATH3382: Project III
MATH4072: Project IV

Figure of twisted rope