Dr. Anneli Aitta

I am a member of Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge. I was there as a Research Fellow while holding a Daphne Jackson Returner Fellowship in the Institute of Theoretical Geophysics.

Contact Details:

Institute of Theoretical Geophysics
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
University of Cambridge
Wilberforce Road
Cambridge CB3 0WA, UK
Tel: 01223 337031
Fax: 01223 765900
Email Anneli Aitta

Research Interests

I am interested in phase transitions, fluid flows, flow instabilities, their simple modelling and their applications for understanding some processes in the Earth Sciences. I love to combine high quality accurate experimental work with mathematical modelling.

My present research project is on ternary solidification and its geophysical applications. The experimental investigation is based on the H2O-KNO3-NaNO3 ternary system.

I have given the following seminars:

My main publications are:

Before my career break I studied topological bifurcations and other instabilities in a very viscous fluid rotating in a partially filled, horizontal cylinder. The main publications:

My third main research project has been on the statics and dynamics of symmetry breaking when it changes from being forward to being backward as in the neighbourhood of a tricritical point. I did the experimental work using a Taylor-Couette system in the laboratory of Prof. Guenter Ahlers, University of California at Santa Barbara. The main publications are:

Other Interests

I am married to Prof. N.S. Manton, FRS, and we have one adult son.

My other interests include: