Computational Modelling Group

Alex James Wright MPhys (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Student
Civil Engineering & the Environment (FEE)
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I am in the first year of my iPhD programme, studying Multiscale Relativistic Simulations, under Dr Ian Hawke.

Before moving to Southampton to study in the Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in Next Generation Computer Modelling (NGCM), I studied MPhys Theoretical Physics at University Of Manchester - I developed a keen interest in programming and computational methods towards the end of my degree.

Nonlinear equations can often be incredibly difficult, or impossible, to solve analytically. Many important/interesting physical systems behave in a nonlinear fashion, and the only way to compute the behaviour of the system is numerically.

Research Interests

Physical Systems and Engineering simulation: Astrophysics, Complex fluids, Fluid Dynamics, General Relativity, Wave propagation

Algorithms and computational methods: Finite differences, Finite elements, Finite volume

Visualisation and data handling software: Pylab

Programming languages and libraries: C++, Python

Computational platforms: Linux, Mac OS X

Transdisciplinary tags: NGCM