Prof Elizabeth Winstanley

Position: Professor
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Telephone: (0114) 2223796
Office: G5 Hicks building
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MAS140 Mathematics (Chemical) Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS151 Civil Engineering Mathematics Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS152 Essential Mathematical Skills and Techniques Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS156 Mathematics (Electrical and Aerospace) Information Home page (also MOLE)
MAS161 General Engineering Mathematics Information  
MAS222 Differential Equations Information uses MOLE
MAS279 Career Development Skills Information uses MOLE
MAS413 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory Information uses MOLE
MAS6431 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory Information uses MOLE


Interests: Black holes, general relativity, quantum field theory in curved space-time
Research groups: Particle Astrophysics and Gravitation, Analysis
Publications: Preprint page, ArXiv, MathSciNet


Current grants, as Coinvestigator
STFC Consortium: Fundamental Physics - Lancaster-Manchester-Sheffield STFC
Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Higher dimensional scalar hairy black holes
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
STFC Consolidated Grant Renewal
Particle Physics: From the Early Universe to the Large Hadron Collider
Testing New Physics with Data from Particle Physics and Cosmology PPARC


I was born in Wigan, Lancashire and educated at Abbey Gate College, Saighton Grange, near Chester. I did my MA (1992) and DPhil (1996) at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University. From 1996-2000 I was the Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics at Oriel College, Oxford, before I moved to a lectureship at the University of Sheffield in September 2000.

Research interests:

My research interests lie in general relativity, black holes and quantum field theory in curved space-time. Current projects include:
  • Rotating quantum states
  • Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter black holes
  • QFT of charged scalar fields
  • QFT on anti-de Sitter space-time

Teaching interests:

My main teaching interests are:
  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical physics
  • Career development skills
  • Teaching mathematics to engineering students
  • Supervising MMath projects