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Mr Oliver Long MPhys

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Oliver Long is a postgraduate research student within the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton. Oliver is also a full member of the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) consortium and a contributor to the Black Hole Perturbation Toolkit.

Oliver’s research involves the development of theoretical models of gravitational self-force for hyperbolic encounters of extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs). 

Academic History:

2018 – Present: PhD in Mathematical Sciences, University of Southampton

2014 – 2018: MPhys(Hons) in Physics, University of Manchester

Research interests

  • Gravitational waves
  • Gravitational self-force 
  • Extreme mass ratio inspirals (EMRIs)
  • Black holes
  • General relativity 

Project supervisors

Primary supervisor: Prof Leor Barack 
Secondary supervisor: Dr Adam Pound 

Project title

Self-force in hyperbolic binary-black hole encounters. 
Funding provided by EPSRC. 

Research group

Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Affiliate research groups

Relativistic Astrophysics, STAG Research Centre

Mr Oliver Long
Building 54 Mathematical Sciences University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number : 54/2019

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