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UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics

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Prof Kinwah Wu

Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics

Dept of Space & Climate Physics

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Feb 2001

Research summary

- general relativistic radiative transfer

- gravitational waves from black hole - magnetic star systems

- accreting systems -- AGN, X-ray binaries, cataclysmic variables 

- dynamics of galaxy clusters 

- large-scale magnetic fields 

- multi-messanger astrophysics 

- interdisciplinary research: astrophysics + biomedical + non-linear systems + population biology 

Teaching summary

Lecturing:  

- PHASM315/SPCEG013(SS7) High-energy astrophysics (formal) 

- MSSL Friday Advance Theory Lectures (informal) 

Student supervision (2012/2013) 

- 4 PhD students 

- 2 MSc/MSci students  

- 3 undergraduate summer research students 

- 3 secondary school summer research students  

Education

Louisiana State University
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 1989
Louisiana State University
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 1984
Chinese University of Hong Kong
First Degree, Bachelor of Science (Honours) | 1983
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