Kostas Gourgouliatos' simulations explain magnetic hotspots
Knots that form in the magnetic field lines of neutron stars early in their lifetime can be at the origin of magnetic hotspots that persist for millions of years. Together with Rainer Hollerbach, a colleague from Leeds University, Kostas used numerical simulations to model the evolution of the magnetic field.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences mourns the loss of a well loved colleague, Mike Pennington
Our friend and colleague, Michael Pennington, sadly passed away on 23 May 2018 after a short illness. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his widow, Patricia. We will sorely miss his jovial attitude, his gentle encouragement and his collegial fellowship.