Cédric Beaume

Applied Mathematician

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Cédric Beaume
Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics

I am an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds. I completed my PhD in Fluid Dynamics from the University of Toulouse and became a Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Fellow from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in 2012. I then held research positions in Physics at UC Berkeley (2012–2014) and in Computational Fluid Dynamics at Imperial College London (2014–2015) before coming to Leeds as an Applied Mathematician.

I am fascinated by a range of scientific problems and my research revolves around the use of dynamical systems theory to explain and control instabilities in fluids, such as transition to turbulence. I have also recently designed an inter-university competition based on the optimization of Formula One strategies, coded a neural network and a chess engine.

You might wonder how to pronounce my name. Here is how, together with some complementary explanations.

I welcome expressions of interest from prospective PhD students and Research Fellows. Prospective PhD students, please also have a look at this.


June 10, 2020


Congratulations to Dr. Anton Pershin, who successfully passed his PhD viva on the assessment and control of transition to turbulence in plane Couette flow on June 3, 2020.

May 22, 2020


Congratulations to Anton Pershin, whose paper A probabilistic protocol for the assessment of transition and control, written together with C. Beaume and S. Tobias, has been published in J. Fluid Mech.

April 8, 2020


Congratulations to Ati Sharma who won the second Formula 1 Strategy competition!

October 22, 2019


PhD studentship available at the University of Leeds funded by the Panorama NERC DTP. The project will be supervised by me, Prof. Steve Tobias (Leeds) and Dr. Lucas Goehring (Nottingham Trent) and is about dry lake patterns. The position will start on October 2020 and the deadline for application is January 6, 2020. Please write to me if you are interested and/or want to discuss the project.

June 7, 2019


I have been promoted to Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the University of Leeds.

I am still the organiser of the Leeds Applied Mathematics Seminars during the fall semester.




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