Tim Kay has just completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Physics with a Diploma in Mathematical Sciences. He has varied interests in mathematics, enjoying modelling systems and mathematical physics. Outside of university, he enjoys playing hockey and learning German.
Hydrodynamic Particle Trapping in Microvortices
This project explores a recently observed and unexplained phenomenon: the trapping and manipulation of small particles in microvortices. It will involve a combination of asymptotic and numerical methods in an effort to identify the key physical mechanism. This work will be conducted within the School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science (ACEx).