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School of Mathematical Sciences

Dr Katy Clough


STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow

Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-225


Katy's research focuses on using numerical solutions to understand the consequences of Einstein's theory of general relativity, in particular concerning black hole environments and inhomogeneities in the early universe. She is a member of the Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation group in the School of Mathematical Sciences.



A list of my publications can be found at INSPIRE.


I encourage applications from students for PhD projects under my supervision. I particularly welcome applications from students from underrepresented groups in mathematical physics.

This year I will offer two projects on the themes of:

1. Numerical investigation of inhomogeneous cosmological spacetimes and singularities in the strong gravity regime

2. Numerical investigation of particle dynamics in strong gravity

Whilst C++ coding and use of high-performance computing will be a key part of the projects, potential students will not be required to have prior experience in these fields. Enthusiasm, tenacity, and a willingness to learn will be considered the most important attributes.

Note that QMUL offers numerous PhD studentships that can fund PhD fees and living costs - in particular I would highlight that two studentships are available annually for UK BAME applicants.