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Prof. Malcolm A.H. MacCallum
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.
I was until recently the Director of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research at Bristol, having previously been a Professor of Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary, University of London. My research interests are in general relativity and in computer algebra. I am the President of the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, and for 20 years ran an international web and email service for the gravity research community. More details follow.
Emeritus Professor of Applied Mathematics, Queen Mary, University of London
Previous academic career
University of Bristol:
Director, Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, and
Visiting Professor of Mathematics, University of Bristol (2009-12)
Queen Mary College (Queen Mary and Westfield College 1989-, now known as just Queen Mary), University of London:
Professor of Applied Mathematics 1986-2009
Vice-Principal for Science and Engineering 2002-5
Head of the Department of Computer Science, 1999-2002
Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Mathematical Sciences 1987-90 and 1996-1999
Director of Mathematics 1993-96
Reader in Applied Mathematics, 1981-6
Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, 1976-81
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 1970-76: Financial Tutor 1972-76; Acting Director of Studies in Mathematics 1974; Assistant Lecturer in Mathematics and Official Fellow 1970-76
University of California, Berkeley, 1971 and 1972: Research Mathematician
Membership of international bodies and learned societies
International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation: President 2010-; Secretary and Treasurer 1995-2010; Founder Member 1971; Nominating Committee 1980-86; Committee 1983-92, 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. Chairman, Scientific Committee, GR11, Stockholm 1986.
From 1989-2009 I ran an information service for researchers in gravity, sponsored by the GRG Society and now at the Albert Einstein Institute: see the Hyperspace Web site.
Member, International Astronomical Union (and Commission 47: Cosmology).
Member, London Mathematical Society; Research Policy Committee 2010-; Prizes Committee 2005-6; Nominating Committee, elected 2006-8, appointed 2000 and 2002; Women in Mathematics Committee 1999-2004; Computer Systems Group (Chair; later Convenor) 2000-4; Council 1997-2003; Finance Committee, 1998-2002; Applied Mathematics Working Group (Convenor) 1998-2000; Building Working Party 1997-8.
Fellow, Institute of Physics (U.K.). Member, Gravitational Physics Group committee 2001-3.
Fellow, Royal Astronomical Society.
Fellow, Cambridge Philosophical Society.
Associate Editor, "General Relativity and Gravitation", published by Springer under the Auspices of the International Society on GRG, 2006-.
(First) Honorary Editor, "Classical and Quantum Gravity", published by the Institute of Physics, 1984-1988. Editorial Board 1992-6.
Applications Section Editor, "Journal of Symbolic Computation", published by Academic Press, 1987-2001.
General chair, ISSAC 94, International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation, Oxford, U.K.
King's College, Cambridge 1963-70 (Open Scholar 1963-5, Senior Scholar 1965-66)
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
Member, Sub-panel 21 (Applied Mathematics), RAE2008 (UK Research Assessment Exercise) 2005-8.
Member EPSRC Peer Review College, 2000-2005.
Member, Mathematical Sciences Sub-Committee, University Grants Committee, 1988-1989 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).
I have published over 130 papers, review articles and books: a full list is available from this Web page. I have also written parts of the widely-distributed computer algebra system for relativity, SHEEP/CLASSI, and a simple ODE solver for REDUCE, now in the distributed REDUCE library.
This sub-page 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.