Dr Philip Sharp

PhD (Canterbury)

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

  • Astronomical simulations
  • Developing and testing numerical methods for initial value ordinary differential equations

Postgraduate supervision

Projects on offer

  • Three-body problem (Project)
  • Computational Astronomy (Thesis Project)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Sharp, P. W., Hanson, R. J., & Krogh, F. T. (2017). Remark on Algorithm 936: A Fortran Message Processor. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 43 (4)10.1145/3004279
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34060
  • Sharp, P. W., & Newman, W. I. (2016). GPU-enabled N-body simulations of the Solar System using a VOVS Adams integrator. Journal of Computational Science, 16, 89-97. 10.1016/j.jocs.2016.04.003
  • Sharp, P. W., & Newman, W. I. (2016). A Multirate Variable-timestep Algorithm for N-body Solar System Simulations with Collisions. The Astronomical Journal, 151 (3)10.3847/0004-6256/151/3/64
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34068
  • Grazier, K. R., Castillo-Rogez, J. C., & Sharp, P. W. (2014). Dynamical delivery of volatiles to the outer main belt. Icarus, 232, 13-21. 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.12.011
  • Nguyen-Ba, T., Desjardins, S. J., Sharp, P. W., & Vaillancourt, R. (2013). Contractivity-preserving explicit Hermite-Obrechkoff ODE solver of order 13. Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy, 117 (4), 423-434. 10.1007/s10569-013-9520-9
  • Sharp, P. W. (2013). The Origin of Earth's Water. New Zealand Astronomical Yearbook 2014.
  • Sharp, P. W. (2013). Did asteroids cause the five mass extinctions?. Paper presented at eResearch NZ 2013, University of Canterbury. 2 July - 4 July 2013. Related URL.
  • Grazier, K. R., Newman, W. I., & Sharp, P. W. (2013). A multirate Stormer algorithm for close encounters. Astronomical Journal, 145 (4), 145-145. 10.1088/0004-6256/145/4/112


Contact details

Office hours

Mo, Fri 10-11am, Wed 1-2pm

Primary location

Level 2, Room 229B
New Zealand

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