Phil Wilson

Senior LecturerPhillip Wilson

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Internal Phone: 92438

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

Pure mathematicians study patterns in ideas which typically arise from other ideas; I'm not a pure mathematician. Statisticians study patterns in data; I'm not a statistician. Applied mathematicians of type 'E' use mathematical tools to study the world around them; I am not an applied mathematician of type 'E'. Applied mathematicians of type 'M' discover interesting mathematics lurking in the real world around them; I call myself an applied mathematician of type 'M'.

A very general theme in what I like to do is the idea of "seeing differently" as well as "seeing further". For example, treating biological questions mathematically still retains a whiff of heresy, as does thinking seriously about the artistic and aesthetic qualities of mathematical knowledge.

Recent Publications

  • Pancholy P., Clemens K., Geoghegan P., Jermy M., Moyers Gonzalez M. and Wilson PL. (2021) Numerical study of flow structure and pedestrian-level wind comfort inside urban street canyons. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand (Special Issue: Fluids in New Zealand) http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03036758.2021.1892776.
  • Liz M., Sellier M., Moyers Gonzalez M. and Wilson P. (2020) Bedrock reconstruction from free surface data for unidirectional glacier flow with basal slip. Arxiv. https://arxiv.org/abs/2006.13310.
  • McKubre-Jordens M. and Wilson PL. (2019) Infinity in Computable Probability. Journal of Applied Logics 6(7): 1253-1261.
  • Pancholy PP., Clemens K., Geoghegan P., Jermy M., Moyers-Gonzalez M. and Wilson PL. (2017) Numerical study of flow structure and pedestrian-level wind comfort inside urban street canyons. .
  • Ackerley EJ., Cavan AE., Wilson PL., Berbeco RI. and Meyer J. (2013) Application of a spring-dashpot system to clinical lung tumor motion data. Medical Physics 40(2) 21713: 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.1118/1.4788643.