My research interests lie in classical general relativity and quantum field theory in curved space-time.  I am particularly interested in black holes. 

Photograph taken in Kurow, Waitaki Valley, Otago, New Zealand, the birthplace of Roy Kerr, the discoverer of the Kerr metric, which describes a rotating black hole.

Current research topics include:

  • Classical self-gravitating solitons and black holes with hair
  • Quantum field theory on curved space-time
  • Rotating quantum states
  • Asymptotically anti-de Sitter black holes
  • Quantum field theory on black hole space-times
  • Hawking radiation

My research papers can be viewed at:

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Phase space of charged-scalar solitons in a cavity, taken from

Ponglertsakul, Dolan and Winstanley, Physical Review D94 024031 (2016)