Luke Bovard


I am currently a PostDoc at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.



My current userid is bovard. My e-mail address is therefore $
Additionally, my userid is lbovard. My e-mail address is therefore $
Here is my LinkedIn profile


My area of research is in relativistic hydrodynamics. My PhD thesis is going to be on binary neutron star mergers and analyzing the thermodynamical characteristics of ejected material of these mergers for different equations of state.
My research page for the Relastro Group in Frankfurt

My PhD supervisor is Luciano Rezzolla

My Masters area of research was in scientific computation, specifically computational fluid dynamics.

My Masters supervisor was Michael Waite.
Masters Thesis: Short-wave vortex instability in stratified flow

Research Papers

To do

Notes of various things (the computer related ones are things I work out and then forget a week later):

Algorithms and Online Judges

I enjoy programming contests and related algorithms.


My current research uses python for data analysis and C & C++ for the underlying evolution code. My Master's research was in Matlab and Fortran, but I use C and C++ for everything else. I also enjoy tinkering around with Python and Scheme. Someday I want to learn Haskell.

Undergraduate Papers

During my undergraduate days I wrote some papers on some various things for class projects. It is not complete as there are a few others I wrote but cannot find. The dates are wrong since I recompiled the tex at some later date.


I am a very big of the Bard. I've seen most of his plays. A list is available here.

I also enjoy playing musical instruments. I currently own: