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

  • Jha A., Campbell D., Montelle C. and Wilson PL. (2022) Not so distinctively mathematical explanations: topology and dynamical systems. Synthese 200(3) http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11229-022-03697-9.
  • McGeorge EK., Moyers-Gonzalez M., Wilson PL. and Sellier M. (2022) An augmented lagrangian algorithm for recovery of ice thickness in unidirectional flow using the shallow ice approximation. Applied Mathematical Modelling 107: 650-669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2022.03.001.
  • McGeorge EK., Moyers-Gonzalez M., Wilson PL. and Sellier M. (2022) An augmented lagrangian algorithm for recovery of ice thickness in unidirectional flow using the shallow ice approximation. Applied Mathematical Modelling 107: 650-669. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2022.03.001.
  • McLeod JC., Wilson PL., Pomeroy D. and Alderton J. (2022) Crafting connections in post-COVID classrooms: learning university mathematics through craft. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology 53(3): 728-737. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0020739X.2021.1984597.
  • Wilson PL. (2022) Quantum Immortality and Non-Classical Logic. Journal of Applied Logics - IfCoLog Journal of Logics and their Applications 9(2): 635-650.