Tomorrow’s technology

How do we reduce toil, improve health, boost security and enhance creativity? The technologies behind these always rely on scientific principles. We develop the theories for the tech of the future, such as novel materials, predictive medicine, digital security and alternative computing.

  • At the surface of crystals

    At the edge of crystals

    Capturing in simulations and mathematical form the surface structure of crystals and how they coalesce when heated but not melted.

  • Extreme pressure surprises

    Simulating the molecular structure of materials under pressures so extreme that we are not yet able to study them in the laboratory.

  • Fractal heat exchange

    Designing optimal self-similar structures for compact counter-current heat exchange to reduce heating costs and greenhouse emissions.

  • Fractal structures

    Using fractal, or self-similar, patterns to design the lightest possible load-bearing structures with new strength-to-mass scaling laws.

  • Inference in many dimensions

    Developing a theory of high-dimensional statistical inference using analytic tools from the statistical physics of disordered systems.

  • Dimension extension

    Reconstructing the 3D shape distribution of rock grains or other randomly packed objects with access to only a 2D slice through them.

  • Mathematical medicine

    Creating powerful mathematical methods for predicting the outcomes of diseases that pinpoint the right treatments and speed up drug trials.

  • Puzzles in packing

    Predicting the geometry and behaviour of densely packed objects from first principles, from spheres to polydisperse spheres to cells.

  • Remembering to learn

    Understanding the dynamics of networks of memristors, a new paradigm for low-power computation inspired by the structure of the brain.