Yue-Kin Tsang
Centre for Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics
Mathematics, University of Exeter
Harrison Building, North Park Road
Exeter EX4 4QF, UK

OFFICE:  Harrison, Rm 319
PHONE:  +44 (0)1392 725280
FAX:  +44 (0)1392 217965
EMAIL:  y.tsang@exeter.ac.uk

Research Interests
  • Geophysical fluid dynamics
  • Chaotic advection and mixing
  • Fluid turbulence
  • Magnetohydrodynamics
  • Chaos and nonlinear dynamics
Highlights of Research Projects

Curriculum Vitae


  1. Passive scalar conditional statistics in a model of random advection
    Emily S.C. Ching and Y.K. Tsang, Phys. Fluids 9, 1353 (1997)

  2. Intermittency of a passive scalar advected by a quasifrozen velocity field
    Emily S.C. Ching, C.S. Pang, Y.K. Tsang and X.H. Wang, Phys. Fluids 11, 2263 (1999)

  3. Nondestructive determination of the longitudinal chromatic dispersion distribution along an optical fiber
    P.K.A. Wai, F. Moldoveanu, H.H. Chen and Y.K. Tsang, Microw. Opt. Technol. Lett. 30 (5), 312 (2001)

  4. Exponential decay of chaotically advected passive scalars in the zero diffusivity limit
    Yue-Kin Tsang, Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr. and Edward Ott, Phys. Rev. E 71, 066301 (2005)

  5. Intermittency in two-dimensional turbulence with drag
    Yue-Kin Tsang, Edward Ott, Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr. and Parvez N. Guzdar, Phys. Rev. E 71, 066313 (2005)
    (A more extensive version is available at arXiv:cont-mat/0503424)

  6. Bounding biomass in the Fisher equation
    Daniel A. Birch, Yue-Kin Tsang and William R. Young, Phys. Rev. E 75, 066304 (2007)
    (Also selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 13, June 15, 2007, Issue 12)

  7. Multifractality and scale invariance in human heartbeat dynamics
    Emily S. C. Ching and Yue-Kin Tsang, Phys. Rev. E 76, 041910 (2007)
    (Also selected to appear in the Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research 13, November 1, 2007, Issue 14)

  8. Near-inertial parametric subharmonic instability
    William R. Young, Yue-Kin Tsang and Neil J. Balmforth, J. Fluid Mech. 607, 25 (2008)

  9. Energy–enstrophy stability of β-plane Kolmogorov flow with drag
    Yue-Kin Tsang and William R. Young, Phys. Fluids 20, 084102 (2008)

  10. Forced-dissipative two-dimensional turbulence: a scaling regime controlled by drag
    Yue-Kin Tsang and William R. Young, Phys. Rev. E 79, 045308(R) (2009)

  11. Predicting the evolution of fast chemical reactions in chaotic flows
    Yue-Kin Tsang, Phys. Rev. E 80, 026305 (2009)

  12. Non-universal velocity probability densities in forced two-dimensional turbulence: the effect of large-scale dissipation
    Yue-Kin Tsang, Phys. Fluids 22, 115102 (2010)

  13. Scaling behavior in turbulent Rayleigh–Bénard convection revealed by conditional structure functions
    Emily S. C. Ching, Yue-Kin Tsang, T. N. Fok, Xiaozhou He and Penger Tong, Phys. Rev. E 87, 013005 (2013)

  14. Ellipsoidal vortices in rotating stratified flows: beyond the quasi-geostrophic approximation
    Yue-Kin Tsang and David G. Dritschel, J. Fluid Mech. 762, 196 (2015)

  15. The effect of coherent stirring on the advection–condensation of water vapour
    Yue-Kin Tsang and Jacques Vanneste, Proc. R. Soc. A 473, 20170196 (2017)

  16. Parametrization of stochastic effects in coarse-grained advection–condensation models
    Yue-Kin Tsang and Geoffrey Vallis, in preparation (2017)

  17. Extended enstrophy–energy stability and anti-turbulence in two-dimensional hydrodynamics
    Yue-Kin Tsang, in preparation (2017)

  18. Multifractal measures of chaotically mixed passive scalars
    Amir Ali Ahmadi, Yue-Kin Tsang, Edward Ott and Thomas M. Antonsen, Jr., in preparation (2017)

Conference Presentations

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Teaching and class notes

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  PHYS 4520 Physics in Meteorology, Spring 2011

University of Maryland, College Parks

  PHYS 276 Experimental Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Spring 2004

  PHYS 262 General Physics II, Spring 2003

  PHYS 622 Quantum Mechanics I, Fall 2001

  PHYS 420 Principles of Modern Physics, Spring 2001

  PHYS 374 Intermediate Theoretical Methods, Spring 2001

  PHYS 715 Chaotic Dynamics, Spring 2000

  PHYS 374 Intermediate Theoretical Methods, Spring 2000

  PHYS 262 General Physics II, Fall 1999

  PHYS 142 Principles of Physics II, Spring 1999

  PHYS 141 Principles of Physics I, Fall 1998