Mr Blake Ashworth

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Mathematics)
Other posts:Research student (Mathematics)
 Research Student (Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing Research Group)
Location:PEVENSEY 3 3C10

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877425
International:+44 1273 877425
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Numerical methods for solving higher order nonlinear partial differential equations (2016 - 2020)

  • My role involves investigating new gradient flow schemes for solving higher-order nonlinear partial differential equations (PDEs).    
  • Initially, this will involve investigating evolution equations with underlying gradient flow structures and the variational formulation of these equations in the Wasserstein case.
  • This project is funded by the Leverhulme Trust and supervised by Bertram Duering, assisted by David McCormick.


  • 2016 - present: PhD Mathematics

- June 2017: Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

- Spring 2017: Advanced PDEs & Numerical Solutions to PDEs (94%)

- Autumn 2016: Mathematical Fluid Mechanics (93%) & Starting to Teach in MPS


  • 2010-2014: MMath Mathematics

- First Class Honours

- MMath Project (2013/14): Zubov's Equation, supervised by Peter Giesl


  • PhD related activities:

- July 2019: ICIAM Conference - Valencia

Contributed Paper Talk

Title: Convergence of Higher-Order Numerical Methods for Fourth Order Nonlinear Diffusion Equations



- June 2018: SIAM UKIE National Student Chapter Conference - University of Bath

Poster Presentation: (See below)



- March 2018: PGR Conference, University of Sussex - Poster Competition

Poster Title: Discretisations of Wasserstein Gradient Flows for Solving Higher Order Nonlinear PDEs

Awarded the BEST Poster Presentation



- June 2017: Summer School of Analysis and Applied Mathematics - La Sapienza, Rome



  •  In addition to University studies:

- May-June 2019: Exam Invigilator - Summer Assessment Period (Large & Small Groups and Reader).

- Spring 2019: Reader for In-class test.

- Autumn 2018 & Spring 2019: In-class test invigilator (Small Group Lead, Individual and Prompter).

- 2015-16: Private Mathematics Tutor - A Level, GCSE and Lower Secondary.

- 2007 - present: Lieutenant for the International Longbow Archers Association (ILAA).

- 2012-16: St John Ambulance volunteer, including a member of Sussex LINKS til 2014.