Phillip L. Wilson

Senior Lecturer
PhD, PGCertTertTchg, MSci, MIMA

School of Mathematics and Statistics
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND

Room 702, Jack Erskine Building
Telephone: +64 3 369 2438
Email: phillip dot wilson at canterbury dot ac dot nz

PLW at Niagara

Want to do a PhD, MSc, Honours, or Summer project with me? Great! Read below to see the sorts of things I am interested in, have a look at the preprints available from the links below, and then email me (address above), and we'll see what we can do.

Research overview

The general areas in which I work are theoretical fluid dynamics, mathematical modelling in biology and industry, the philosophy of applied mathematics, and mathematics outreach. Rather than me summarising my work here, I recommend that you follow Stephen Jay Gould's advice and return to the original sources: you can get an overview of my activities with links to my published works here.

Some, but not all, of my papers are available through the arXiv preprint server by following this link.

I spend a lot of time revealing the fun and excitement of mathematics to a general audience, mainly as Deputy Director of Maths Craft New Zealand. For this work I have shared the Cranwell Medal from the New Zealand Association of Scientists.

Latest update: 20200727.