Cédric Beaume

Applied Mathematician

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Cédric Beaume
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

I am an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds. I completed my PhD in Fluid Dynamics from the University of Toulouse and became a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2012. I then held research positions in Physics at UC Berkeley (2012–2014) and in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London (2014–2015) before joining the University of Leeds faculty as an Applied Mathematician.

I am fascinated by a range of scientific problems and my research revolves around the use of dynamical systems theory and of numerical methods to explain and control instabilities in fluids, such as transition to turbulence and the formation of patterns at the surface of dry lakes. I have also designed and am running an inter-university competition based on the optimization of Formula One strategies and have coded various machine-learning methods.

You might wonder how to pronounce my name. Here is how, together with some complementary explanations.


April 10, 2024


My talk on pattern formation on dry salt lakes at the Isaac Newton Institute on 28 March 2024 was recorded.

April 1, 2024


Our paper, entitled Hidden fluid dynamics of dry salt lakes, written together with L. Goehring and J. Lasser, has been published in Physics Today. Our work was also selected to be on the cover of the April 2024 issue of Physics Today.

December 6, 2023


Reece Coyle defended his PhD successfully. Congratulations, Dr. Coyle!

July 25,2023


Our paper, entitled Toward convectons in the supercritical regime: Homoclinic snaking in natural doubly diffusive convection, written together with J. Tumelty and A. Rucklidge, has been published in SIAM J. Appl. Dyn. Sys..

June 7, 2019


I am now an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

I am still the organiser of the Leeds Applied Mathematics Seminars during the fall semester.




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