Ian Hawke works on gravitational waves from neutron star mergers. His focus is on nonlinear numerical simulations. He teaches topics in Applied Mathematics often linked to computational, numerical, and modelling problems.
- Numerical relativity
- Neutron Stars
- Gravitational waves
- Relativistic matter
- Numerical simulation and analysis
Ian Hawke's current research focuses on numerical simulations of dense matter in general relativity. The aim is to use results of numerical simulations combined with astrophysical observations, particularly using gravitational waves, to give information about extreme states of matter and gravity.
Recent specific areas of research link theoretical with practical aspects of complex matter interactions within current nonlinear numerical simulations. These include a variety of multiscale modelling techniques and approximations, alongside the application of modern computing architectures.
My teaching concentrates on topics in Applied Mathematics, often linked to modelling, computing, numerics, and differential equations. In recent years this has concentrated on Operational Research and Computing (MATH1058), Modelling with Differential Equations (MATH6149), and Numerical Methods (MATH3018/6141).
For projects I usually supervise in similar areas of numerics and differential equations, often linked to applications in fluids (including shock waves) and gravity.