Dr Katy Clough

College Lecturer in Physics

Katy is a Lecturer in Physics at St Edmund Hall and a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Theoretical Cosmology and Gravitational Physics.

Katy studied Engineering Science at Teddy Hall as an undergraduate, before embarking on a short-lived career in finance in London. An Open University degree in Physics inspired her to return to academia, and she completed a PhD in Numerical General Relativity at King’s College London. She is now a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Physics Department at Oxford, and tutors Part 1 Mathematics for Engineers at the Hall.

Katy’s research focuses on numerical solutions to Einstein’s theory of general relativity, in cosmological and astrophysical contexts. The Einstein equations govern the evolution of matter and energy on cosmological scales, and in systems where there are strong gravitational effects, such as around black holes.

She is one of the core developers of GRChombo, an open-source code for numerical general relativity simulations.

Please see Katy’s website for further details of her research and publications.

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