Prof Elizabeth Winstanley

Position: Professor
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Telephone: (0114) 2223796
Office: G5 Hicks building
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MAS222 Differential Equations Information  
MAS410 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory Information  
MAS413 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory Information  
MAS6431 Analytical Dynamics and Classical Field Theory Information  


Interests: Black holes, general relativity, quantum field theory in curved space-time
Research group: Gravitation and Cosmology
Publications: Preprint page, ArXiv, MathSciNet


Past grants, as Principal Investigator
Higher dimensional scalar hairy black holes
Past grants, as Coinvestigator
STFC Consortium: Fundamental Physics - Lancaster-Manchester-Sheffield STFC
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 and DPhil 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:
  • The effect of boundary conditions on quantum fields in curved space-time
  • Quantum field theory on anti-de Sitter space-time and asymptotically anti-de Sitter black holes
  • The effect of superradiance on quantum fields on black hole space-times
  • Quantum fields on BTZ black holes

Teaching interests:

My main teaching interests are:
  • Engineering mathematics
  • Differential equations
  • Mathematical physics
  • Supervising MMath projects