Nick Biggs

+44 (0) 118 378 8998

Associate Professor
 Environmental Coordinator
Office
Room 305Building location
MathematicsAreas of interest
 Linear wave theory, particularly the diffraction of waves by structures
 Embedding methods for integral equations and wave scattering problems
 Polynya modelling
Teaching
Current teaching (2021/22):
Research centres and groups
Websites/blogs
MathSciNetPublications
 Biggs, N. (2016) Embedding formulae for scattering in a waveguide containing polygonal obstacles. The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics , 69 (4). pp. 409429. ISSN: 00335614  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/qjmam/hbw012
 Moran, C. , Biggs, N. , Chamberlain, P. (2016) Embedding formulae for wave diffraction by a circular arc. Wave Motion , 67 pp. 3246. ISSN: 01652125  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2016.07.003
 Ayres, K. , Biggs, N. , Glaister, P. (2012) Statistical monitoring of student performance: an early warning system.
 Biggs, N. (2012) Wave trapping in a twodimensional soundsoft or soundhard acoustic waveguide of slowlyvarying width. Wave Motion , 49 (1). pp. 2433. ISSN: 01652125
 Gaulter, S. and Biggs, N. (2012) Acoustic trapped modes in a threedimensional waveguide of slowly varying cross section . Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences , 469 (2149). ISSN: 14712946  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2012.0384
 Bennetts, L. , Biggs, N. , Porter, D. (2009) Wave scattering by an axisymmetric ice floe of varying thickness. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics , 74 (2). pp. 273295. ISSN: 02724960  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/imamat/hxn019
 Bennetts, L. , Biggs, N. , Porter, D. (2009) The interaction of flexuralgravity waves with periodic geometries. Wave Motion , 46 (1). pp. 5773. ISSN: 01652125  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wavemoti.2008.08.002
 Bennetts, L. , Biggs, N. , Porter, D. (2007) A multimode approximation to wave scattering by ice sheets of varying thickness. Journal of Fluid Mechanics , 579 pp. 413443.  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002211200700537X
 Biggs, N. (2006) A new family of embedding formulae for diffraction by wedges and polygons. Wave Motion , 43 pp. 517528.
 CushmanRoisin, B. , Willmott, A. , Biggs, N. (2005) Influence of stratification on decaying surface seiche modes. Continental Shelf Research , 25 (2). pp. 227242.
 Biggs, N. and Porter, D. (2005) Wave scattering by an array of periodic barriers. IMA Journal Of Applied Mathematics , 70 (6). pp. 908936.
 Maqueda, M. , Willmott, A. , Biggs, N. (2004) Polynya dynamics: A review of observations and modeling. Reviews of Geophysics , 42 (1).  doi: https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2002RG000116
 Porter, D. and Biggs, N. (2004) Systems of integral equations with weighted difference kernels. Proceedings Of The Edinburgh Mathematical Society , 47 pp. 205230.