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David Brown

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs

Director of Undergraduate Programs

Riddick Hall 319F



Professor Brown received his PhD from The University of Texas at Austin in 1985, and held postdoctoral positions at the University of Vienna, Austria, The University of Texas, and the University of North Carolina. He came to NCSU in 1992 as a visiting professor in the physics and mathematics departments. He was appointed to a regular faculty position in 1995. Dr. Brown’s research area is general relativity.

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society

Selected Publications

Continuous body dynamics and the Mathisson-Papapetrou-Dixon equations
S.P. Loomis, J. David Brown
Phys. Rev., D95, (2017), 044025, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.044025

Numerical simulations with a first order BSSN formulation of Einstein's field equations
J.David Brown, Peter Diener, Scott E. Field, Jan S. Hesthaven, Frank Herrmann, Abdul H. Mroue, Erik Schnetter, Manuel Tiglio, Michael Wagman.
Phys.Rev., D85, (2012), 1550-7998, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.85.084004

Generalized Harmonic Equations in 3+1 Form
J.David Brown
Phys. Rev., D84, (2011), 124012, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.124012

Oppenheimer-Snyder Collapse in Moving-Puncture Coordinates
Alexa N. Staley, Thomas W. Baumgarte, J. David Brown, Brian Farris, Stuart L. Shapiro
Class.Quant.Grav., 29, (2012), 015003, doi:10.1088/0264-9381/29/1/015003

Trumpet slices of the Schwarzschild-Tangherlini spacetime
Kenneth A. Dennison, John P. Wendell, Thomas W. Baumgarte, J.David Brown
Phys.Rev., D82, (2010), 124057, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.124057

Action Principle for the Generalized Harmonic Formulation of General Relativity
J.David Brown
Phys.Rev., D84, (2011), 084014, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.084014

Probing the puncture for black hole simulations
J.David Brown
Phys.Rev., D80, (2009), 084042, doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.80.084042