Clive Wells

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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.)

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

1998, supervised by Prof. Gary Gibbons

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