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I have broad research interests in interdisciplinary industrial and applied mathematics with a particular interest in complex nonlinear problems arising in real applications. Typically these involve the solution (analytically or numerically) of partial differential equations. A large amount of my work for the last ten years has been in numerical weather prediction and data assimilation in close collaboration with the Met Office (which I visit very frequently). My algorithms are now incorporated into the Met Office operational weather forecasting code where they have made a significant difference to their accuracy and received a Knowledge Transfer Award. I am also working on climate modelling using modern mathematical and computational methods and am actively involved in a number of international climate modelling networks, including CliMathNet which I co-direct and the Maths of Planet Earth programme. I also collaborate with the energy industry, the aerospace industry, the telecommunications industry and the food industry. Anywhere that maths can be applied is of interest to me.
Public Understanding of Science and Engagement
I believe very strongly indeed that the excitement and importance of mathematics and science should be communicated to as wide an audience as possible. I am actively involved in doing this, both in developing programmes with young people through my positions of Prof of Mathematics at the Royal Institution and my vice-presidentship of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, and in directing the Bath Taps Into Science Festival. My recent projects include two Citizen Science Projects in Climate Science and I am also working closely with Policy Makers involved in climate science. The latter has involved regular discussion/policy meetings with senior civil servants through the CliMathNet network, and also in running programmes on climate science with the British Science Association, the Science Museum and the Royal Institution.
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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31/01/22 → 30/01/27
Project: Research council
3/07/17 → 8/09/17
Project: UK charity
Freitag, M. & Budd, C.
8/03/17 → 30/06/17
Project: UK charity
Budd, C., 21 Mar 2023, Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. 295 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Book
Getting the most out of maths: How to coordinate mathematical modelling research to support a pandemic, lessons learnt from three initiatives that were part of the COVID-19 response in the UKDangerfield, C. E., David Abrahams, I., Budd, C., Butchers, M., Cates, M. E., Champneys, A. R., Currie, C. S. M., Enright, J., Gog, J. R., Goriely, A., Déirdre Hollingsworth, T., Hoyle, R. B., INI Professional Services, P. S., Isham, V., Jordan, J., Kaouri, M. H., Kavoussanakis, K., Leeks, J., Maini, P. K., Marr, C., & 6 others, 21 Jan 2023, In: Journal of Theoretical Biology. 557, 111332.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access1 Citation (SciVal)
Budd, C., 8 Feb 2023, Mathematics Today.
Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › ArticleOpen Access3 Downloads (Pure)
Audone, G., Blondel, P., Nunes, M., Budd, C., Harris, P. & Robinson, S., 19 Jun 2022, p. 39.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › peer-review
Appella, S., Budd, C. & Pryer, T., 21 Feb 2022, (E-pub ahead of print) Mesh Generation and Adaptation. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, p. 277-299 23 p. (SEMA SIMAI Springer Series; vol. 30).
Research output: Chapter or section in a book/report/conference proceeding › Chapter or section