GORDON OGILVIE Mathematics & Natural Sciences

Gordon Ogilvie
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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Professor of Mathematical Astrophysics
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Gordon Ogilvie was a student at Clare College in the 1990s and now heads the Astrophysics group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, as well as being responsible for the teaching of Mathematics for Natural Sciences at Clare.

He uses 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 Gordon Ogilvie's 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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