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Professor James Vickers 

Emeritus Professor

Professor James Vickers

Professor James Vickers is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Southampton.


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Employment History:

Research interests

General Relativity, Gravitational singularities, Nonlinear distributions

Research projects

Nonlinear distributional geometry, Singularities as internal spacetime points, Quasi-local energy-momentum in general relativity. Differential Algebras and Nonsmooth Analysis.


Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Affiliate research group

Relativistic Astrophysics

Research project(s)

General Relativity

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Book Chapter

  • Vickers, J. A. (1999). Nonlinear generalised functions in general relativity. In M. Oberguggenberger, M. Grosser, M. Kunzinger, & H. Gunther (Eds.), Nonlinear Theory of Generalized Functions (pp. 275-289). (Research Notes in Mathematics Series; Vol. 401). Chemical Rubber Company.


  • Sjodin, K. R. P., Sperhake, U., & Vickers, J. A. (2000). Dynamic cosmic strings. In V. G. Gurzadyan, R. T. Jantzen, & R. Ruffini (Eds.), Proceedings of the Ninth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity (MGIXMM) (pp. 1-15). World Scientific.

MATH2038 Partial Differential Equations

Professor James Vickers
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