Welcome to the personal webpage of Dr Jason Laurie. I hold the position of Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Data Science at Aston University situated in the city of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

I am an applied mathematician working in the field of turbulence. My research interests include fluid dynamics and turbulence (both classical and quantum), nonlinear waves, and nonlinear optics.



Office MB313G
Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Data Science
College of Engineering and Physical Sciences
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

  • Fluid dynamics and turbulence - 2D Naiver-Stokes and geophysical turbulent flows, quantum turbulence in superfluid Helium-4 and Bose-Einstein condensates, vortex dynamics, point-vortex systems
  • Wave turbulence - Kelvin waves in superfluid Helium-4, optical wave turbulence, gravitational waves in cosmology
  • Nonlinear optics - turbulence in optical fibres and liquid crystals, optical instabilities and routes towards turbulence, solitary wave formation and dynamics


2021 - Present Leverhulme Trust Project Grant RPG-2021-014 A Mathematical Approach to Tame Optical Turbulence
2019 - Present Horizon2020-MCSA RISE Grant No. 823937 Hydrodynamic Approach to Light Turbulence (HALT)
2018 - 2021 Member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum for Mathematical Sciences
2017 - 2020 Lead Organiser for the UK Fluids Network Special Interest Group in Wave Turbulence

Employment History

2022 - Present Senior Lecturer, Department of Applied Mathematics and Data Science, Aston University, United Kingdom
2016 - 2022 Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, 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