Davide Proment


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Personal profile

Key Research Interests

My research focuses on nonlinear systems with many degrees of freedom like fluids. Specifically, I am interested in out-of-equilibrium regimes that can be studied using various mathematical approaches coming from turbulence, wave-turbulence and integrable systems, and by performing numerical simulations.

Most of my research is devoted to particular types of fluids called superfluids and Bose-Einstein condensates. There, I focus on topological defects called quantum vortices which may have complex dynamics, different topological properties and lead to superfluid (or quantum) turbulence. I also have strong interests in ocean waves dynamics, ranging from weakly interacting waves to strong coherent structures like solitons and breathers (prototypes of rogue waves). Additionally, my wider research is in other nonlinear systems, like the Boltzmann equation used in the kinetic theory of gases and nonlinear chains.

More details about my research can be found on my research website.


I am currently an Associate Professor in Applied Mathematics at the UEA School of Mathematics, but my background is in theoretical physics. I completed a Batchelor's degree in Physics and a Master's degree in Theoretical Physics at the Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy. There I also obtained my PhD in Physics supervised by Prof. Miguel Onorato on a project entitled "Turbulence in open systems: a weakly nonlinear approach". Before being appointed Lecturer at UEA School of Mathematics, I continued to work in Torino with Prof. Miguel Onorato as a postdoctorate research fellow on the project "Extreme Seas" funded by the European Research Council.

More details about my research can be found on my research website.

Research Group or Lab Membership

I am part of the group of Quantum Fluids operating at UEA School of Mathematics. 

Teaching Interests

At the UEA School of Mathematics I lecture / have lectured the courses:

  • Probability Theory (part of the module Sets, Numbers and Probability)
  • Special Relativity (part of the module Topics in Mathematics)
  • Financial Mathematics (and Financial Mathematics with Advanced Topics)
  • Water Theory (part of the module Wave, Tidal and Hydro Energy Engineering)


For the MAGIC group, I also lecture / have lectured the postgraduate-level lecture courses:

  • Introduction to superfluids and turbulence (MAGIC092)
  • Numerical methods in Python (MAGIC099)

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Università degli Studi di Torino

Award Date: 1 Jan 2010

Master of Physics, Università degli Studi di Torino

Award Date: 1 Jan 2007

Bachelor of Science, Università degli Studi di Torino

Award Date: 1 Jan 2005


  • Physics
  • nonlinear systems
  • turbulence
  • superfluids

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