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T: Ext. 5778
E: Brien.Nolan@dcu.ie
Brien Nolan
Assoc. Prof
Contact Details
X139
T: Ext. 5778
E: Brien.Nolan@dcu.ie
Biography
Research Interests
Books
Year  Publication  

2005  General Relativity and Gravitation: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference.
(2005) General Relativity and Gravitation: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference. : World Scientific. [Details] 
Peer Reviewed Journals
Year  Publication  

2017  'Local properties and global structure of McVittie spacetimes with nonflat FriedmannLemaitreRobertsonWalker backgrounds'
Nolan, BC (2017) 'Local properties and global structure of McVittie spacetimes with nonflat FriedmannLemaitreRobertsonWalker backgrounds'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 34 [DOI] [Details] 

2016  'On the stability of dyons and dyonic black holes in EYM theory'
BC Nolan and E Winstanley (2016) 'On the stability of dyons and dyonic black holes in EYM theory'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 33 (4) [DOI] [Details] 

2015  'Geometric properties of a 2D spacetime arising in 4D black hole physics'
Casals M.;Nolan B. (2015) 'Geometric properties of a 2D spacetime arising in 4D black hole physics'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 92 (10) [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'Collapse of a selfsimilar cylindrical scalar field with nonminimal coupling'
Condron E.;Nolan B. (2014) 'Collapse of a selfsimilar cylindrical scalar field with nonminimal coupling'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31 (1) [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'University students' perspectives on diagnostic testing in mathematics'
Ní Fhloinn E.;Mac an Bhaird C.;Nolan B. (2014) 'University students' perspectives on diagnostic testing in mathematics'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 45 (1):5874 [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'Particle and photon orbits in McVittie spacetimes'
Nolan B. (2014) 'Particle and photon orbits in McVittie spacetimes'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31 (23) [DOI] [Details] 

2014  'Collapse of a selfsimilar cylindrical scalar field with nonminimal coupling II: Strong cosmic censorship'
Condron E.;Nolan B. (2014) 'Collapse of a selfsimilar cylindrical scalar field with nonminimal coupling II: Strong cosmic censorship'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 31 (16) [DOI] [Details] 

2013  'Transfer in chemistry: a study of students' abilities in transferring mathematical knowledge to chemistry'
Hoban R.;Finlayson O.;Nolan B. (2013) 'Transfer in chemistry: a study of students' abilities in transferring mathematical knowledge to chemistry'. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 44 (1):1435 [DOI] [Details] 

2013  'Quantization of fermions on Kerr spacetime'
Casals M.;Dolan S.;Nolan B.;Ottewill A.;Winstanley E. (2013) 'Quantization of fermions on Kerr spacetime'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 87 (6) [DOI] [Details] 

2012  'On the existence of dyons and dyonic black holes in EinsteinYangMills theory'
Nolan B.;Winstanley E. (2012) 'On the existence of dyons and dyonic black holes in EinsteinYangMills theory'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 29 (23) [DOI] [Details] 

2012  'Kirchhoff integral approach to the calculation of Green's functions beyond the normal neighborhood'
Casals M.;Nolan B. (2012) 'Kirchhoff integral approach to the calculation of Green's functions beyond the normal neighborhood'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 86 (2) [DOI] [Details] 

2011  'Oddparity perturbations of the selfsimilar LTB spacetime'
Duffy E.;Nolan B. (2011) 'Oddparity perturbations of the selfsimilar LTB spacetime'. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 28 (10) [DOI] [Details] 

2009  'EinsteinRosen waves and the selfsimilarity hypothesis in cylindrical symmetry'
Harada T.;Nakao K.;Nolan B. (2009) 'EinsteinRosen waves and the selfsimilarity hypothesis in cylindrical symmetry'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 80 (2) [DOI] [Details] 

2009  'Gauge invariant perturbations of selfsimilar LemaîtreTolmanBondi spacetime: Even parity modes with 1≥2'
Waters T.;Nolan B. (2009) 'Gauge invariant perturbations of selfsimilar LemaîtreTolmanBondi spacetime: Even parity modes with 1≥2'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 79 (8) [DOI] [Details] 

2007  'Is the shellfocusing singularity of Szekeres spacetime visible?'
Nolan B.;Debnath U. (2007) 'Is the shellfocusing singularity of Szekeres spacetime visible?'. Physical Review D  Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 76 (10) [DOI] [Details] 

2007  'Oddparity perturbations of selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'
Dr Brien Nolan (2007) 'Oddparity perturbations of selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 24 :177200 [DOI] [Details] 

2006  'Bounds for scalar waves on selfsimilar nakedsingularity backgrounds
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Dr Brien Nolan (2006) 'Bounds for scalar waves on selfsimilar nakedsingularity backgrounds '. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, :45234538 [Details] 

2005  'Even perturbations of the selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'
Brien C. Nolan , Thomas Waters (2005) 'Even perturbations of the selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 71 :1040301 [Details] 

2005 
Dr Brien Nolan, Raul Vera (2005) . CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, :40314050 [Details] 

2005  'Even perturbations of selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'
Brien C. Nolan, Thomas J. Waters (2005) 'Even perturbations of selfsimilar Vaidya spacetime'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, [Details] 

2004  'On isotropic cylindrically symmetric stellar models'
B. C. Nolan, L. V. Nolan (2004) 'On isotropic cylindrically symmetric stellar models'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, :36933704 [Details] 

2004  'Physical interpretation of gauge invariant perturbations of spherically symmetric spacetimes'
Brien C. Nolan (2004) 'Physical interpretation of gauge invariant perturbations of spherically symmetric spacetimes'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 70 :0440041 [Details] 

2004  'Role of anisotropy and inhomogeneity in LemaitreTolmanBondi collapse'
Filipe Mena , Brien C. Nolan , Reza Tavakol (2004) 'Role of anisotropy and inhomogeneity in LemaitreTolmanBondi collapse'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 70 :0840301 [Details] 

2003  'Dynamical extensions for shellcrossing singularities'
Brien C. Nolan (2003) 'Dynamical extensions for shellcrossing singularities'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 20 :575586 [Details] 

2002  '``Strength and genericity of singularities in TolmanBondide Sitter collapse'' and a note on central singularities'
Brien C. Nolan, Filipe C. Mena, Sergio M. C. V. Goncalves (2002) '``Strength and genericity of singularities in TolmanBondide Sitter collapse'' and a note on central singularities'. PHYSICS LETTERS A, A294 :122125 [Details] 

2002  'Cauchy horizon stability in selfsimilar collapse: scalar radiation'
Brien C Nolan, Thomas J Waters (2002) 'Cauchy horizon stability in selfsimilar collapse: scalar radiation'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 66 [Details] 

2002  'Naked singularities in cylindrical collapse of counterrotating dust shells'
Dr Brien Nolan (2002) 'Naked singularities in cylindrical collapse of counterrotating dust shells'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 65 [Details] 

2002  'Geometry and topology of singularities in spherical dust collapse'
Brien C. Nolan, Filipe C. Mena Cla (2002) 'Geometry and topology of singularities in spherical dust collapse'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, :25872606 [Details] 

2001  'Nonradial null geodesics in spherical dust collapse'
F.C. Mena(1), B.C. Nolan (1) Queen Mary, University of London (2001) 'Nonradial null geodesics in spherical dust collapse'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 18 :45314548 [Details] 

2001  'Sectors of spherical homothetic collapse'
B.C. Nolan (2001) 'Sectors of spherical homothetic collapse'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 18 :16511676 [Details] 

2001  'A note on behaviour at an isotropic singularity'
B.C. Nolan (2001) 'A note on behaviour at an isotropic singularity'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 18 :11271136 [Details] 

2000  'The Central Singularity in Spherical Collapse'
B.C. Nolan (2000) 'The Central Singularity in Spherical Collapse'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 62 :044015(1)044015(9) [Details] 

1999  'A point mass in an isotropic universe: II. Global properties'
B.C. Nolan (1999) 'A point mass in an isotropic universe: II. Global properties'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 16 :12271254 [Details] 

1999  'Strengths of singularities in spherical symmetry'
B.C. Nolan (1999) 'Strengths of singularities in spherical symmetry'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 60 :024014(1)024014(9) [Details] 

1999  'A point mass in an isotropic universe: III. The region $R\leq 2m$'
B.C. Nolan (1999) 'A point mass in an isotropic universe: III. The region $R\leq 2m$'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 16 :31833191 [Details] 

1998  'Yang's gravitational theory'
B.S. Guilfoyle, B.C. Nolan (1998) 'Yang's gravitational theory'. GENERAL RELATIVITY AND GRAVITATION, 30 :473495 [Details] 

1998  'A point mass in an isotropic universe. Existence, uniqueness and basic properties'
B.C. Nolan (1998) 'A point mass in an isotropic universe. Existence, uniqueness and basic properties'. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 58 :064006(1)064006(10) [Details] 

1997  'A Characterisation of Strong Wave Tails in Curved SpaceTimes'
B.C. Nolan (1997) 'A Characterisation of Strong Wave Tails in Curved SpaceTimes'. CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM GRAVITY, 14 :12951308 [Details] 

1997  'The GoldbergKerr Approach to Lorentz Covariant Gravity'
B.C. Nolan (1997) 'The GoldbergKerr Approach to Lorentz Covariant Gravity'. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, SECTION A, 97A :3159 [Details] 

1995  'On multipole moments of the electromagnetic field'
B.C. Nolan (1995) 'On multipole moments of the electromagnetic field'. ANNALS OF PHYSICS, 242 :117134 [Details] 

1993  'Sources for McVittie's mass particle in an expanding universe'
B.C. Nolan (1993) 'Sources for McVittie's mass particle in an expanding universe'. JOURNAL OF MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS, 34 :178185 [Details] 
Conference Publications
Year  Publication  

2015  CETLMSOR Conference 2015
Ní Shé, C.;Breen, S.; Brennan, C.; Doheny, F.; Lawless, F.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; McLoone, S.; Ní Fhloinn, E.; Nolan, B. and O’Shea, A. (2015) Identifying problematic mathematical topics and concepts for first year students CETLMSOR Conference 2015 Greenwich, United Kingdom, , 08SEP15  09SEP15 , pp.7686 [Details] 

2016  Thirteenth International Congress on Mathematics Education
O'Shea, A., Breen, S., Brennan, C., Doheny, F., Lawless, F., Kelly, C., Mac an Bhaird, C., McLoone, S., Ni Fhloinn, E., Ni She, C., Nolan, B. (2016) Using technology to develop formative assessment resources for first year undergraduate modules Thirteenth International Congress on Mathematics Education [Details] 

2016  CETLMSOR 2016
Lawless, F.; O’Shea, A.; Mac an Bhaird, C.; Ní Fhloinn, E; Ní Shé, C.; Nolan, B. (2016) Assessment for learning: resources for first year undergraduate mathematics modules CETLMSOR 2016 , 06SEP16  07SEP16 , pp.4149 [Details] 

2012  12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories  Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity
Duffy E.;Nolan B. (2012) Analytic study of odd parity perturbations of the selfsimilar ltb spacetime 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories  Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity , pp.17991801 [Details] 

2012  12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories  Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity
Harada T.;Nakao K.;Nolan B. (2012) Einsteinrosen waves and the selfsimilarity hypothesis in cylindrical symmetry 12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories  Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity , pp.18931895 [Details] 
Conference Contributions
Year  Publication  

2015  CETLMSOR 2015,
Ní Shé, C., Breen, S., Brennan, C., Doheny, F., Lawless, F., Mac an Bhaird, C., McLoone, S., Ní Fhloinn, E., Nolan, B. and O’Shea, A. (2015) Identifying topics and concepts that First Year students struggle with in Mathematics. [], CETLMSOR 2015, Greenwich, U.K , 08SEP15  09SEP15 [Details] 
Honours and Awards
Year  Title  Awarding Body  

1990  Conway Medal in Mathematical Physics  UCD  
2012  Outstanding Referee Award  American Physical Society 
Professional Associations
Association  Function  From / To  

International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation  Nominations committee member; auditor  /  
Irish Mathematical Society  Member  /  
British Society for Research into Learning Mathematics  Member  / 
Education
Year  Institution  Qualification  Subject  

1990  UCD  BSc  Mathematics; Mathematical Physics  
1991  UCD  MSc  Mathematics; Mathematical Physics  
1995  NUI (UCD)  PhD  Relativity Theory 
Other Activities
Description  

Referee for a variety of journals: Classical and Quantum Gravity, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review D, International Journal on General Relativity and Gravitation, Physics Letters A, Physica, Applicable Analysis, Journal of Mathematical Physics. 

Member of the editorial board of Classical and Quantum Gravity, 201518 

Relativity Theory PhD external examiner: University of Sheffield, 2015, 2006; University of Cape Town, 2013; University of Cambridge, 2012; University of Linköping, 2008. Mathematics Education PhD external examiner: NUI Maynooth, 2012 
Enterprise Engagement
Area  Client  Description  

Department of Education and Skills 
Outreach Activities
Description  

Mathsweek  maths festival running annually since 2005; organising and presenting range of outreach activities for primary and secondary schools. 
Teaching Interests
Modules Coordinated
Term (ID))  Title  Link  Subject  

2016  Mathematics for Economics and Business  MS136  Mathematics for Economics and Business  
2016  Teaching & Asses. Junior Cycle Maths  MS220  Teaching & Asses. Junior Cycle Maths  
2016  Mathematics Education Project  MS451  Mathematics Education Project  
2016  Mathematics Education Project  MS351  Mathematics Education Project  
2016  Topics in Astrophysics  MS445  Topics in Astrophysics  
2016  Geometry for Teachers  MS302  Geometry for Teachers 