Dr Ian Benn
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School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The University of Newcastle, Australia
- PhD, Lancaster University - England
- Bachelor of Science, University of Edinburgh - Scotland
- differential geometry
Recently I have been interested in geometrical structures on manifolds that underlie symmetries of many of the important equations of mathematical physics (such as the Maxwell and Dirac equations). Manifolds admitting various tensor generalisations of Killing vectors have many remarkable properties. Such manifolds can also be related to the potentials of natural mechanical systems admitting polynomial constants of the motion. One goal is to better understand the geometry underlying these integrable and superintegrable systems.
Interests include; Differential Geometry & Mathematical Physics
Fields of Research
Centres and Groups
most undergraduate mathematics, theoretical physics, relativity.
- General Relativity