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    Exact solutions of
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    Malcolm A.H. MacCallum

    Dr. Malcolm A. H. MacCallum is an emeritus professor in Applied Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London, London, UK. He is the deputy president of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation for 2013-2016. He also holds the chair of the advisory board at University of York Mathematics Department. He has held various positions in different capacities at several universities/institutes throughout his career. Most notably, Dr. MacCallum has served as the director of the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research (2009-2012) and was the president of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (2010-2013).

    Dr. MacCallum was educated at King's College, Cambridge where he obtained distinction in Part III of the Mathematical tripos (1967) and received M.A. in 1970. He continued at Cambridge for his doctoral work with the late Dennis Sciama and subsequently under George Ellis. He was awarded Ph.D. in 1971 on spatially-homogeneous relativistic cosmological models. Dr. MacCallum's research interests are in classical non-Newtonian gravity theory, particularly in anisotropic and/or inhomogeneous cosmologies (especially Bianchi cosmologies), exact solutions of the Einstein equations, theory of gravitational waves, black holes, and asymptotics. He has authored (with Roger Penrose) a highly acclaimed review on twistor theory. Dr. MacCallum has also worked extensively on the applications of algebraic computing.

    Dr. MacCallum has over 140 research publications to his credit. He is one of the authors of the book titled Exact Solutions of Einstein's Field Equations which is regarded as a classic text on Classical General Relativity. He has also written parts of the widely-distributed computer algebra system for relativity, SHEEP/CLASSI, and a simple ODE solver for REDUCE.

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