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Previous PhD graduates and theses

  • Chris Byrnes

    November 2007
    Thesis: Models of the early universe and the origin of structure
    Supervisor: David Wands
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Heidelberg
    [Publications]

  • Richard Boakes
    May 2007
    Thesis: Semantic web-based log analysis for distributed systems and applications
    Supervisors: Mark Baker and Bob Nichol
    [Research]

  • Richard Brown
    November 2006
    Thesis: Brane world cosmology with Gauss-Bonnet and induced gravity
    terms

    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: Industry

    [Publications]

  • Kishore Ananda
    November 2006
    Thesis: Exact and perturbative cosmological dynamics
    Supervisor: Marco Bruni and David Wands

    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, Cape Town, South
    > Africa
    [Publications]

  • Matthew Grove
    November 2006
    Thesis: A Resource Discovery Framework and Messaging System for
    Distributed Applications

    Supervisor: Mark Baker and Rob Crittenden
    Position after graduation: Research Assistant, University of Reading,
    UK
    [Publications]

  • Aamir Shafi
    November 2006

    Thesis: Nested Parallelism for Multi-core Systems Using Java
    Supervisor: Mark Baker and Rob Crittenden
    Position after graduation: Research Assistant, University of Reading,
    UK
    Position currently: Assistant Professor at the NUST Institute of Information Technology (NIIT), Pakistan.
    [Publications]

  • Gauri Kulkarni
    October 2006
    Thesis: Measurements and Modeling of the Three-Point Correlation
    Function of Luminous Red Galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
    Supervisor: Bob Nichol (Gauri was registered at Carnegie Mellon, USA)
    [Publications]

  • Iain Brown
    April 2006
    Thesis: Primordial Magnetic Fields in Cosmology
    Supervisor: Rob Crittenden
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, Heidelberg,
    Germany

    [Publications]

  • Laura Allen
    February 2006
    Thesis: Cosmological perturbations: constraining models of the universe
    Supervisor: David Wands

    Position after graduation: PgC Education
    [Publications]

  • Andrea Passamonti
    January 2006
    Thesis: Non linear oscillations of compact stars and gravitational waves

    Supervisor: Marco Bruni
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, Thessaloniki,
    Greece
    [Publications]

  • Emily Leeper
    January 2006

    Thesis: Dynamics of cosmological braneworld models
    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: Researcher, Softwire Ltd
    [Publications]

  • Frances White

    July 2005
    Thesis: Aspects of the geometry and physics of neutron stars
    Supervisor: Marco Bruni
    [Publications]

  • Garry Smith

    November 2004
    Thesis: GridRM: A Resource Monitoring Framework
    Supervisor: Mark Baker
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, ICG
    [Publications]

  • Ludovica Cotta-Ramusino
    October 2004
    MPhil thesis: Low energy effective theory for brane world models
    Supervisor: David Wands
    Position after: PhD student, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)

  • Andrea Nerozzi
    October 2004
    Thesis: Towards BH-NS merger simulations: initial data, evolution and wave extraction
    Supervisor: Marco Bruni
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas at Austin
    [Publications]

  • David Parkinson
    July 2004
    Thesis: Acceleration in the early and late universe
    Supervisor: Bruce Bassett
    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Sussex

    [Publications]

  • Hong Ong
    Feb 2004
    Thesis: A Java-based Extensible Operating System for Embedded Applications
    Supervisor: Mark Baker

    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral Researcher, Portsmouth
    [Publications]

  • Christian Cherubini
    December 2003
    Thesis: Curvature Perturbation Theory and Teukolsky Master Equations in General Relativity

    Supervisor: Marco Bruni (at Portsmouth), Salvatore Capozziello (at Salerno);
    this is a joint PhD under the International PhD Programme that links the ICG to Salerno, Berlin, Potsdam and Zurich
    Position after graduation: Christian has a number of postdoctoral offers which he is
    considering
    [Publications]

  • Cristiano Germani
    November 2003

    Thesis: Astrophysical and Cosmological Consequences of the Dynamical Localization of Gravity
    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: PPARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, Cambridge
    [Publications]

  • Burin Gumjudpai
    October 2003
    Thesis: Braneworld Effects on Cosmological Dynamics
    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: Physics lecturer, Naresuan University (Thailand)
    [Publications]

  • Imogen Heard
    April 2003
    Thesis: Cosmological inflation in four and five
    dimensional spacetimes
    Supervisor: David Wands
    Position after graduation: further study

    [Publications]

  • Fabrizio Tamburini
    June 2002
    Thesis: Aspects of Gravitation in Astrophysics: From Accretion Disks
    to Quantum Astronomy
    Supervisor: Bruce Bassett

    Position after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, Padova
    [Publications]

  • Damien Holden
    June 2002
    Thesis: Generalised Brans-Dicke Cosmology

    Supervisor: David Wands
    Position after graduation: Integrated Systems, Dstl Portsdown West
    [Publications]

  • Helen Bridgman
    April 2002

    Thesis: Quantum Fluctuations in Superstring Cosmology
    Supervisor: David Wands
    [Publications]

  • Christopher Gordon
    November 2001

    Thesis: Adiabatic and Entropy Perturbations in Cosmology
    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: PPARC Post Doctoral Research Assistant at Cambridge
    University
    [Publications]

  • Karim A. Malik

    January 2001
    Thesis: Cosmological
    Perturbations in an Inflationary Universe
    Supervisor: David Wands
    Position after graduation: Marie Curie Fellow, IAP Paris
    [Publications]

  • Martin Stokley
    May 2001
    Thesis: An investigation into particle and field ontologies for relativistic
    scalar field in de Broglie-Bohm type theories
    Supervisor: Alexei Nesteruk
    [Publications]
  • Daniel Tilley
    March 2000
    Thesis: Cosmological perturbations during the transition from the inflationary
    era to the radiation dominated stage
    Supervisor: Roy Maartens
    Position after graduation: DERA Researcher

    [Publications]

  • Neil P. Humphreys
    August 1997
    Thesis: Observational Analysis of the Inhomogeneous Universe

    Supervisor: David Matravers
    Position after graduation: IBM Researcher
    [Publications]