Peter Bartram BEng MSc
PhD Student in the Astronautics department under the supervision of Alex Wittig and Hodei Urrutxua. Part of the third cohort of the NGCM CDT, my research focusses on developing advanced numerical methods and algorithms to further the capabilities of planetary formation n-body simulations. Interested in efficient numerical integration techniques for large swarms of particles, but also in the opposite approach, application of high performance computing to brute force the way to new understanding of the formation process - specifically application of GPUs to the problem.
Also have a strong interest in best practice software development techniques and their application within academia, specifically continuous integration and test driven development, with an emphasis on enough quality for small projects but no more such that overhead can be kept small and results still obtained rapidly.