Researcher

Dr John Steele

My Expertise

Relativity (Special & General); differential geometry; computer algebra; history of mathematical physics

Field of Research (FoR)

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Biography

 

I was born in Lancashire, England, and grew up in Thurso, on the north coast of Scotland. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, graduating with First Class Honours in mathematics in 1986. I then stayed on to complete my MSc and PhD in General Relativity under Graham Hall, graduating in 1989.

From there, I took up a position as a research associate at Monash University in Melbourne, funded by the Australian Research...view more

 

I was born in Lancashire, England, and grew up in Thurso, on the north coast of Scotland. I did my undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen, graduating with First Class Honours in mathematics in 1986. I then stayed on to complete my MSc and PhD in General Relativity under Graham Hall, graduating in 1989.

From there, I took up a position as a research associate at Monash University in Melbourne, funded by the Australian Research Council.

In 1992 I came to the University of New South Wales as an Associate Lecturer, initially on contract. I was granted tenure in November 1998 and was promoted to Lecturer at the end of 2001. I have been the School's Director of Undergraduate Studies since July 2007 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2018.


My Qualifications

BSc (Hons), University of Aberdeen, 1986

MSc, University of Aberdeen, 1988

PhD, University of Aberdeen, 1989


My Research Activities

My particular interest is in exact solutions of Einstein's equations and the symmetries they admit, as well as  the history and basic structure of Relativity. 

My last work was on an extending a formalism for vacuum space-times admitting an isometry to the cases of homothetic and conformal vectors, and applications of that formalism.

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Location

Room 5103
Red Centre
Kensington Campus
UNSW

Contact

9385 7060
9385 7123