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Professor James Vickers 

Professor of Mathematics and Director of the University Doctoral College

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Professor James Vickers is a Professor of Mathematics and the Director of the University Doctoral College at the University of Southampton.


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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

Affiliate research group

Relativistic Astrophysics

Research project(s)

General Relativity


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). USA: 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

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