Personal

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

Education

- Goethe University - PhD Physics (Sept. 2014 - )
- University of Waterloo - M.Math Applied Mathematics (Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013)
- University of Waterloo - B.Sc. Honours Mathematical Physics (Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2011)

Contact

My current userid is bovard. My e-mail address is therefore $userid@th.physik.uni-frankfurt.de.

Additionally, my userid is lbovard. My e-mail address is therefore $userid@uwaterloo.ca.

Here is my LinkedIn profile

Research

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

**L. Bovard**, L. Rezzolla, On the use of tracer particles in simulations of binary neutron stars,*submitted to CGQ*preprint- M. Alford,
**L. Bovard**, M. Hanauske, L. Rezzolla, K. Schwenzer, On the importance of viscous dissipation and heat conduction in binary neutron-star mergers,*submitted to PRL*, preprint - M. De Laurentis, O. Porth,
**L. Bovard**, B. Ahmedov, A. Abdujabbarov, Constraining alternative theories of gravity using GW150914 and GW151226,*Phys Rev D*preprint - M. Hanauske, K. Takami,
**L. Bovard**, L. Rezzolla. JA. Font, F. Galeazzi, H. Stoecker, Rotational properties of hypermassive neutron stars from binary mergers,*accepted Phys Rev D*preprint **L. Bovard**, M.L. Waite, Short-wave vortex instability in stratified flow.*Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids Volume 55*web , preprint

To do

- Write documents about assembly and C
- Learn more about Riemann solvers (see here for example)
- Learn more about parallel programming (MPI, OpenMP, pthreads, GPU computing) ~ work in progress, see this and this
- Get better at Brainfuck, Haskell
- Understand compilers and assembly
- Contribute to the Linux Kernel (Here and here)
- Understand spectral methods at a deeper level ~ complete? depends on "deeper level". Should read Boyd's book and bug Marek for notes

- FFTW documentation and examples C and (soon, Fortran)
- vim tips
- how to make file
- how to git and github
- fortran codes
- herpy-derpy things
- latex stuff
- bash scripts
- netcdf

Algorithms and Online Judges

I enjoy programming contests and related algorithms.

Projects

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.

- Github ~ for my projects, my research code, my mathematical explorations
- Bitbucket ~ for my projects, my research code, my mathematical explorations part 2

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.

- Bohmian Mechanics ~ A paper I wrote for a course in quantum foundations
- An Introduction to the Path Integral Approach to Quantum Mechanics ~ A paper I wrote for a 3rd year course in quantum mechanics
- General Relativity Beyond (3+1) ~ A paper I wrote for a graduate course in advanced general relativity

Other

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:

- Fender Acoustic CD100-CE (left handed)
- Fender Stratocaster (left handed)
- Epiphone SG (left handed)
- Denver DC44NL (left handed)
- Gibson Epiphone Madnolin MM-30E/A (right handed)
- Mahalo UK-221E (right handed)