William M. R. Simpson

about the author

William Simpson is a student at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. He completed his MPhys. in Theoretical Physics and Mathematics in June 2010. In June 2009, Mr. Simpson began an REU project with the Montana State University Physics Dept. This website presents his journal, and details some of the results of his work during this time.

In 2010, Mr. Simpson gave a lecture on his research at MSU at the Tomorrow's Mathematicians Today conference in London, and was interviewed by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications for Peter Rowlett's Travels in a Mathematical World podcast series.

Mr. Simpson has also been involved in research with The Solar Group at St. Andrews.

about the research the weblog

Throughout the nine weeks of research, a journal was maintained, detailing the progress that was made and the problems that were encountered along the way:

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Website created by W. Simpson. Project funded by NASA and Montana State University. Supervisor: Angela Des Jardins.