Available student project - Extreme events in nature and in a laboratory

Research fields

  • Photonics, Lasers and Nonlinear Optics
  • Theoretical Physics
rogue wave in the ocean

Project details

Extreme events happen in nature and in social life. To list a few, we can mention financial disasters, fires, hurricanes, tsunami, rogue waves, stampedes, climate catastrophes etc. Surprisingly, they happen more often than people would normally expect. 

Are there common features to be seen in these apparently disparate events?

Can they be described using the tools of modern science?

No doubt, their analysis is vitally important at the present time. Students have a chance to make their own contributions to this science -- it may change the way we will deal with cataclysms in the future.

Required background

Interest in general science and knowledge of mathematics

Project suitability

This research project can be tailored to suit students of the following type(s)
  • Honours project
  • Phd or Masters

Contact supervisor

Akhmediev, Nail profile

Other supervisor(s)

Ankiewicz, Adrian profile

Chang, Wonkeun profile

Devine, Natasha profile
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