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Will Potter

Junior Research Fellow

I am a Junior Research Fellow at University College working on theoretical astrophysical fluid dynamics.

My broad research interests are accretion discs, black hole jets and dark energy. I am currently investigating the physical reason for the cyclic flaring behaviour in accretion discs surrounding stellar mass black holes. I am also interested in understanding the physical mechanism responsible for jet production from black holes. I have developed a relativistic fluid model to calculate the emission from blazar jets and to determine their properties.

I have conducted undergraduate tutorials on general relativity, special relativity, thermodynamics and optics. I am currently a tutor for the 3rd year undergraduate general relativity and cosmology course.