Professor Gordon Ogilvie

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Fellow and Director of Studies
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Professor of Mathematical Astrophysics
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I use mathematical methods to study astrophysical fluid flows such as the discs of magnetized plasma swirling around black holes, the dusty gas discs around young stars where planets form, and the tides raised in planets and stars by their orbital companions.

Astronomical observations provide some clues to what is happening in these systems, and my theoretical work aims to reveal their dynamics through mathematical analysis and physical interpretation of the governing equations, aided by numerical computations.

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