Welcome to the personal webpage of Dr Jason Laurie. I am a lecturer in mathematics at Aston University located in Birmingham in the United Kingdom. I have been at Aston University since 2016. I am an applied mathematician working mostly in the fields of nonlinear waves and turbulence. My interests range from fluid mechanics, both classical and condensed matter, nonlinear optics, and more recently gravitational waves in cosmology.



Office MB313G
Mathematics Group
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University
Birmingham, B4 7ET
United Kingdom
Email: j.laurie@aston.ac.uk
Tel : +44 (0)121 204 4766
ORCID: 0000-0002-3621-6052

Research Interests

  • Turbulence and nonlinear waves - 2D Naiver-Stokes and quasi-geostrophic equations, quantum fluids (superfluid Helium-4 and Bose-Einstein condensates), nonlinear optics
  • Wave turbulence - nonlinear optics and solitons, gravitational waves in cosmology, Kelvin waves in superfluid Helium-4
  • Rare and extreme events - large deviation theory, bistability in turbulent flows


2019 - 2022 Horizon2020-MCSA-RISE grant - Hydrodynamic Approach to Light Turbulence (HALT)
2018 - Present Member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum for Mathematical Sciences
2017 - 2020 Lead Organiser for the EPSRC-funded UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group in Wave Turbulence

Employment History

2016 - Present Lecturer in Mathematics, School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University, United Kingdom
2012 - 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Physics of Complex Systems, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
2010 - 2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratoire de Physique, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
2006 - 2010 PhD in Mathematics, Mathematics Institute, University of Warwick, United Kingdom