Current positionsEmeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, School of Mathematical Sciences,Queen Mary University of London Deputy President, International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation Member, Research Policy Committee, London Mathematical Society Chair, Advisory Board, University of York Mathematics Department Golden Oldies Editor and Associate Editor, "General Relativity and Gravitation" Recent positionsDirector, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (200912)Visiting Professor, Department of Mathematics, University of Bristol (200912) President, International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation (201013) Contents of this pageThis page gives information on: 

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In general relativity and gravity theory, my particular interests are in anisotropic and/or inhomogeneous cosmologies, especially Bianchi cosmologies; exact solutions of the Einstein equations; applications of algebraic computing; theory of gravitational waves; black holes; and asymptotics. I have also written on twistor theory, and thermodynamics.
In computer algebra, I am interested in use of computer algebra systems in teaching and research, in particular the use of REDUCE and SHEEP, in the design and use of manipulators for tensors in differential geometry and gravity theory, and in the solution of ordinary differential equations.
Current status
Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics,
Queen Mary, University of London
Deputy President, International Society on General Relativity and
Gravitation
Chair, Advisory Board, University of York Mathematics Department
Previous positions
University of Bristol:
Director, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, and
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Bristol (200912)
Queen Mary University of London (Queen Mary College until 1989,
then
Queen Mary and Westfield College 19892013, with working name
Queen Mary, University of London)
Professor of Applied Mathematics 19862009;
VicePrincipal for Science and Engineering 20025;
Head of the Department of Computer Science, 19992002;
Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Mathematical Sciences 198790
and 19961999;
Director of Mathematics 199396;
Reader in Applied Mathematics, 19816;
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, 197681
Queens' College, City University of New York, Visiting Distinguished
Professor of Physics (Fall semester 1991)
Institut Henri Poincaré, Université Paris VI, Laboratoire de
Physique Théorique, Chercheur Associé 1991 (3 months)
Monash University, Melbourne, 1988: Visiting Professor
University of Catania, Sicily, 1977 and 1978: Visiting Professor
King's College, Cambridge 197076: Financial Tutor 197276;
Acting Director of Studies in Mathematics 1974;
Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics and Official Fellow 197076
University of California, Berkeley, 1971 and 1972: Research
Mathematician
Membership of international bodies and learned societies
International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation:
Deputy President, 201316; President 201013; Secretary and Treasurer
19952010; Founder Member 1971; Nominating Committee 198086;
Committee 198392, 1995; member, Scientific Committee, 10th
Conference (GR10),
Padua, 1983; GR12, Boulder 1989; GR15, Pune, 1997;
GR16, Durban, 2001; GR17, Dublin 2004; GR18, Sydney, 2007; GR19,
Mexico City, 2010; GR20, Warsaw 2013.
Chairman, Scientific Committee, GR11, Stockholm 1986.
From 19892009 I ran an information service for researchers in
gravity, sponsored by the GRG Society and now hosted at the Albert Einstein
Institute: see the Hyperspace Web site.
``General Relativity and Gravitation'': Associate Editor,
2006; Chair, "Golden Oldies" committee 2014
``Classical and Quantum Gravity": (First) Honorary Editor,
19841988. Editorial Board 19926
``Journal of Symbolic Computation": Applications Section Editor
19872001
London Mathematical Society: Council 19972003; Research
Policy Committee 200814; Women in Mathematics Committee 19992004;
Prizes Committee 20056; Nominating Committee, elected 20068,
appointed 2000 and 2002; Computer Systems Group (Chair; later
Convenor) 20004; Finance Committee, 19982002;
Applied Mathematics Working Group (Convenor) 19982000; Building
Working Party 19978.
Member, International Astronomical Union
(and Commission 47: Cosmology).
General chair, ISSAC 94, International Symposium on Symbolic
and Algebraic Computation, Oxford, U.K.
Higher Education
King's College, Cambridge 196370 (Open Scholar 19635, Senior Scholar
196566)
Degrees
B.A. (Cantab.) with First Class Honours in the Mathematics Tripos Part I
(1964), Prelims to Part II (1965), and Part II (1966), and Distinction
in Part III (1967).
M.A. (Cantab.) 1970
Ph.D. (Cantab.) 1971
Other activities
Member, Subpanel 21 (Applied Mathematics), RAE2008 (UK Research
Assessment Exercise) 20058.
Member, Mathematical Sciences SubCommittee, University Grants
Committee, 19881989 and
Mathematical Sciences Research Assessment Panel, Universities
Funding Council, 1989: adviser to Applied Mathematics Research
Assessment Panel, HEFCE 2001.
(Also numerous London University and Queen Mary bodies).
Publications
I have published over 140 papers, review articles and books: a full list is available from this Web page. I have also written parts of the widelydistributed computer algebra system for relativity, SHEEP/CLASSI, and a simple ODE solver for REDUCE, now in the distributed REDUCE library.
This subpage gives access to a complete list of my publications in refer or BibTeX format. The refer format list includes work in preparation ('refer' is a standard Berkeley Unix bibliographic program: the GNU (and hence Linux) version differs slightly. BibTeX is the bibliographic package designed to work with LaTeX)
The same list is also available in HTML form suitable for reading in the browser.