I am giving a talk at the Pint of Science (Birmingham) festival on the 15 May 2018.  It will be a romp through the history of aerodynamic research; before me, Professor Dave Smith will be telling us about the fluid dynamics of the body.  Tickets can be found here; while the pints are in the pub…


P. Servini, F. T. Smith, A. P. Rothmayer.  The impact of dynamic roughness elements on marginally separated boundary layers.  (Submitted.)

P. Servini, F. T. Smith, A. P. Rothmayer. The impact of static and dynamic roughness elements on flow separation. Journal of Fluid Mechanics 830 (2017), 35–62.

My PhD thesis, Roughing up wings: Boundary layer separation over static and dynamic roughness elements (2018), supervised by Professor Frank Smith.

My Master’s thesis, Multiple equilibria for flow over topography in a β-plane channel (2011), supervised by Dr Michael Davey.

Non-academic (mathematics)

The mathematics of human migration, Chalkdust online, July 2017 (with Rafael Prieto Curiel and Nikoleta Kalaydzhieva)

Florence Nightingale, statistician, Chalkdust Issue 05, March 2017

Should you buy a Valentine’s day present?, Chalkdust online, February 2016 (with Alex Doak, Rudolf Kohúlak and Rafael Prieto Curiel)

Santa’s sack of surprises, Chalkdust online, December 2016

Hooke’s Monument, Chalkdust online, October 2016

Pi Day: your guide to this infinitely interesting number, The Guardian, March 2016

John Forbes Nash: the legacy, Chalkdust Issue 02, October 2015

Ace, Chalkdust online, July 2015

Maths for money: the Longitude Prize, Chalkdust online, June 2015

The statistics of a squeaky bum, Chalkdust online, May 2015

A Fields medal at UCL: Klaus Roth, Chalkdust Issue 01, March 2015


The Graziani Memorial, Anglo-Ethiopian Society News File, Winter 2015