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David J. Brown

Professor and Director of Undergraduate Programs


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.

Select Publications

S.P. Loomis, J. David Brown, Phys. Rev. D95 (2017) 044025,
   Continuous body dynamics and the Mathisson-Papapetrou-Dixon 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,
   Numerical simulations with a first order BSSN formulation of Einstein's field equations

J.David Brown, Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 124012,
   Generalized Harmonic Equations in 3+1 Form

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

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

J.David Brown, Phys.Rev. D84 (2011) 084014,
   Action Principle for the Generalized Harmonic Formulation of General Relativity

J.David Brown, Phys.Rev. D80 (2009) 084042,
   Probing the puncture for black hole simulations

Honors & Awards

  • Fellow of the American Physical Society