David Wesley Hobill

Professor Emeritus

Department of Physics and Astronomy

PhD - Physics

University of Victoria, 1980

MSc - Physics

University of Calgary, 1974

BSc - Physics

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1971

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Research Areas

  • General Relativity: Black Holes, Gravitational Lensing, Gravitational Radiation, Cosmologcal Models
  • Dynamics of Complex Systems: Self-Similarity, Scaling Behaviour, Spatio-Temporal Chaos
  • Modelling Biological Systems: Growth of Leaves and Petals, Fractal Structure, Evolutionary Processes
  • Computational Physics: Time dependent Systems, Ordinary and Partial Differential Equations
  • Quantum Information Science: Quantum Communication, Information Dynamics, Relations to Gravity
  • Geometry and Topology: Riemannian Geometry, Ricci Flow, Kähler Geometries
  • Plasma Physics: Auroral Structure Formation, Magnetohydrodynamics


View Dr. Hobill's Curriculum Vitae, which includes information on his:

  • Education
  • Work experience
  • Professional services (University of Calgary, national and international)
  • Conference committees
  • Consulting
  • Research interests
  • Grants and contracts
  • Publications
  • Invited talks and external colloquia
  • Public outreach
  • Graduate student supervision
  • Professional society and association memberships
  • Courses taught
  • Awards