# Clive Wells

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## Biography

I obtained my PhD from the general relativity group in the department of applied mathematics and theoretical physics at Cambridge. There I studied the mathematical theory of black holes and time machines (or more formally the quantum mechanical problems associated with closed timelike curves). My thesis was entitled "The Application of Differential Geometry to Classical and Quantum Gravity" and contained various work on the black hole uniqueness theorems and the problem of unitarity in CTC spacetimes.

A little later I joined the CoMo group as a post-doctoral researcher (supported by the Oppenheimer Foundation) where I developed some numerical schemes and the occasional convergence result for coagulation-reaction problems.

During my time at Cambridge I have supervised over 20 courses in the Mathematics and Natural sciences triposes; in both pure and applied mathematics, and have recently written a paper (with STC Siklos) on the adiabatic invariance of the action variable in classical dynamics. My current research is into D-branes, which is an aspect of string/M-theory. (More papers here.)

## Research Themes

## Recent Preprints

ref: Technical Report 186, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Alastair J. Smith, Clive G. Wells, and Markus Kraft

183: A New Iterative Scheme For Solving The Discrete Smoluchowski Equation

ref: Technical Report 183, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2017 by Alastair J. Smith, Clive G. Wells, and Markus Kraft

161: Modelling PAH curvature in laminar premixed flames using a detailed population balance model

ref: Technical Report 161, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2016 by Edward K. Y. Yapp, Clive G. Wells, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Rong Xu, and Markus Kraft

ref: Technical Report 32, c4e-Preprint Series, Cambridge, 2005 by Clive G. Wells

## Recent Publications

A new iterative scheme for solving the discrete Smoluchowski equation,

Alastair J. Smith, Clive G. Wells, and Markus Kraft, Journal of Computational Physics 352, 373-387, (2018)

Modelling PAH curvature in laminar premixed flames using a detailed population balance model,

Edward K. Y. Yapp, Clive G. Wells, Jethro Akroyd, Sebastian Mosbach, Rong Xu, and Markus Kraft, Combustion and Flame 176, 172-180, (2017)

Clive G. Wells, Neal M. Morgan, Markus Kraft, and Wolfgang Wagner, Chemical Engineering Science 61, (1), 158-166, (2006)

Clive G. Wells, Monte Carlo Methods and Applications 12, (3), 291-342, (2006)

## Dissertations

PhD Thesis: The Application of Differential Geometry to Classical and Quantum Gravity (2.53 MB)

PhD Thesis: 1998, supervised by Prof. Gary Gibbons

## Contact Details

Email: | cgw11@cam.ac.uk.delete_this_bit |

Address: | Jesus College, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BL |

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