Carsten Gundlach is Professor of Mathematical Physics in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Southampton.
He is also currently the Senior Tutor for undergraduate students. This is mainly a pastoral role, overseeing the personal tutor system of the School.
The link to his personal research home page is here.
- Classical general relativity
- Numerical relativity
- Critical phenomena in gravitational collapse
Professor Gundlach’s research uses the methods of numerical relativity to throw light on mathematical questions in general relativity, in particular the formation of naked singularities from regular initial data. He is currently working on critical phenomena in vacuum gravitational collapse.
Professor Gundlach has taught a variety of mathematics modules for engineers and scientists in all years of study, as well MATH6109 Differential Geometry. He currently teaches
- MATH3083/6163 Advanced Partial Differential Equations
- MATH3084/6162 Integral Transform Methods
as well as supervising MATH3092/6144 undergraduate projects.
External roles and responsibilities
Carsten Gundlach took three years of the five-year undergraduate physics course at the University of Hamburg. He then transferred to Mathematics Part III at Cambridge, initially for an exchange year, but stayed and received his PhD from Cambridge in 1992. He held postdoc positions at the University of Utah, LAEFF (Madrid), the Albert Einstein Institute (Potsdam), and the University of Chicago, before joining the University of Southampton as Lecturer in 1999. He was promoted to Reader in 2005 and to Professor in 2009.