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Anslyn John

Lecturer

MSc (Natal), PhD (KwaZulu-Natal)

a.john at ru.ac.za‌ 

Room 13 Maths Building (Drostdy Lodge)

(046) 603 8341

 

For more details have a look at my personal webpage

 

Research

  • General relativity, black holes, accretion, lensing, 
  • Cosmology, structure formation, dark matter,
  • Fluid dynamics, instabilities

My research is broadly in general relativity, modified theories of gravity and their applications to problems in astrophysics and cosmology. I also work on Newtonian gravity, in particular on astrophysical fluid dynamics. A full list of my publications can be found here 

Teaching

In 2018 I lecture

  • MAT1C1 (1st year, 26 lectures): Logic, induction, permutations and combinations, vectors, matrices.
  • MAM 201 (2nd year, 26 lectures): Ordinary differential equations.
  • Complex Analysis (3rd year, 39 lectures): Complex variables, complex functions, differentiation, integration, Cauchy's theorem, Laurent series, the residue theorem.
  • General Relativity (honours, 26 lectures): A first course in general relativity. Special relativity and electromagnetism, Riemannian geometry, conservation laws, the Einstein field equations, Schwarzschild black holes.

In 2017 I lectured the following courses.

  • MAT1C1 (1st year, 26 lectures): Logic, induction, permutations and combinations, vectors, matrices.
  • Complex Analysis (3rd year, 39 lectures): Complex variables, complex functions, differentiation, integration, Cauchy's theorem, Laurent series, the residue theorem.
  • General Relativity (honours, 26 lectures): A first course in general relativity. Special relativity and electromagnetism, Riemannian geometry, conservation laws, the Einstein field equations, Schwarzschild black holes.

Postgraduate projects

Honours projects are available to students interested in physics or applied maths. There are also thesis projects for those wishing to pursue masters or doctoral studies at Rhodes. You should have a strong background in physics, astronomy or relevant areas of applied mathematics. There are some funding opportunities for prospective MSc students. My areas of expertise are general relativity, cosmology, astrophysics and fluid dynamics. Contact me if you would like to work in any of these areas. 

Relativity & Cosmology Seminars

I run the group's seminar series. Send me an email if you are interested in speaking.

 

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