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Mathematical SciencesPostgraduate study

Mr Christopher L. Whittall BA, MMath

Postgraduate Research Student

Mr Christopher L. Whittall

Christopher Whittall is a postgraduate research student in Applied Mathematics at the University of Southampton.

Christopher's research is focussed on the development of theoretical models of gravitational self-force for hyperbolic encounters in the extreme mass ratio regime.

Academic History:

 2020-present: PhD in Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton.

 2016-20: MMath BA (Hons) in Mathematics, University of Cambridge.

Research interests

General relativity


Gravitational waves

Black holes

Extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs)


STAG Research Centre


Primary supervisor: Prof Leor Barack

Secondary supervisor: Dr Adam Pound
Project Title: Frequency domain approach to self-force in hyperbolic scattering

Funding provided by EPSRC.

Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Affiliate research group

Relativistic Astrophysics

Mr Christopher L. Whittall
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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