I am currently a PhD student at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

PhD Physics (Sept. 2014 - )

I am a former student at the University of Waterloo from September 2007 to December 2013.

M.Math Applied Mathematics (Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013)

B.Sc. Honours Mathematical Physics (Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2011)

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

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

M. Hanauske, K. Takami,

L. Bovard, M.L. Waite, Short-wave vortex instability in stratified flow.

- 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

Despite being trained in applied mathematics and physics, I love programming. Algorithms are my favourite area of computer science since they are just mathematical ideas anyway. Here are is a link to my profile on a very programming sites. I am going to be working on writing up pdfs on the solutions to problems on the above site. With sources!

Github ~ for my projects, my research code, my mathematical explorations

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

During my undergraduate days I wrote some papers on some various things for class projects which I added some of on April 1st, 2013.

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

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)