Dr Katy Clough

Katy Clough

STFC Ernest Rutherford Research Fellow

School of Mathematical Sciences
Queen Mary University of London
ORCID

Research

Fundamental fields, Black holes, Early Universe, Numerical relativity, General relativity, Gravitational waves

Interests

My research focusses on testing the limits of general relativity and the Standard Model of particle physics, in particular using numerical simulations of the early Universe and the interaction of fundamental fields and particles with black holes.

Publications of specific relevance to the Centre for Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation

Relevant PublicationPublications of specific relevance to the Centre for Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation

2023

bullet iconTraykova D, Vicente R, Clough K, Helfer T, Berti E, Ferreira PG and Hui L (2023). Relativistic drag forces on black holes from scalar dark matter clouds of all sizes. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 108 (12) 
14-12-2023
bullet iconAlexandre J, Clough K and Pla S (2023). Tunneling-induced cosmic bounce in the presence of anisotropies. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 108 (10) 
14-11-2023
bullet iconBrady SE, Saló LA, Clough K, Figueras P and Annamalai PS (2023). Solving the initial conditions problem for modified gravity theories. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 108 (10) 
13-11-2023
bullet iconAresté Saló L, Clough K and Figueras P (2023). Puncture gauge formulation for Einstein-Gauss-Bonnet gravity and four-derivative scalar-tensor theories in d+1 spacetime dimensions. Physical Review D, American Physical Society vol. 108 (8) 
15-10-2023
bullet iconDoneva DD, Saló LA, Clough K, Figueras P and Yazadjiev SS (2023). Testing the limits of scalar-Gauss-Bonnet gravity through nonlinear evolutions of spin-induced scalarization. Physical Review D, American Physical Society vol. 108 (8) 
15-10-2023
bullet iconAuclair P, Bacon D, Baker T, Barreiro T, Bartolo N, Belgacem E, Bellomo N, Ben-Dayan I, Bertacca D, Besancon M, Blanco-Pillado JJ, Blas D, Boileau G, Calcagni G, Caldwell R, Caprini C, Carbone C, Chang CF, Chen HY, Christensen N, et al. (2023). Cosmology with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. Living Reviews in Relativity, Springer vol. 26 (1) 
28-08-2023
bullet iconAurrekoetxea JC, Clough K and Muia F (2023). Oscillon formation during inflationary preheating with general relativity. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 108 (2) 
05-07-2023
bullet iconCroft R, Helfer T, Ge B-X, Radia M, Evstafyeva T, Lim EA, Sperhake U and Clough K (2023). The gravitational afterglow of boson stars. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 40 (6) 
15-02-2023
bullet iconAurrekoetxea JC, Clough K and Lim EA (2023). CTTK: A new method to solve the initial data constraints in numerical relativity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing 
02-02-2023
bullet iconBamber J, Aurrekoetxea JC, Clough K and Ferreira PG (2023). Black hole merger simulations in wave dark matter environments. Physical Review D, American Physical Society vol. 107 (2) 
26-01-2023
bullet iconClough K and Zilhão M (2023). CQG focus issue editorial: bosonic stars. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 40 (3) 
11-01-2023

2022

bullet iconSaló LA, Clough K and Figueras P (2022). Well-Posedness of the Four-Derivative Scalar-Tensor Theory of Gravity in Singularity Avoiding Coordinates. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society vol. 129 (26) 
23-12-2022
bullet iconAurrekoetxea JC, Ferreira PG, Clough K, Lim EA and Tattersall OJ (2022). Where is the ringdown: Reconstructing quasinormal modes from dispersive waves. Physical Review D, American Physical Society vol. 106 (10), 104002-104002.  
02-11-2022
bullet iconClough K, Helfer T, Witek H and Berti E (2022). Ghost Instabilities in Self-Interacting Vector Fields: The Problem with Proca Fields. Physical Review Letters, American Physical Society vol. 129 (15), 151102-151102.  
07-10-2022
bullet iconArun KG, Belgacem E, Benkel R, Bernard L, Berti E, Bertone G, Besancon M, Blas D, Böhmer CG, Brito R, Calcagni G, Cardenas-Avendaño A, Clough K, Crisostomi M, De Luca V, Doneva D, Escoffier S, Ezquiaga JM, Ferreira PG, Fleury P, et al. (2022). New horizons for fundamental physics with LISA. Living Reviews in Relativity, Springer Nature vol. 25 (1) 
30-06-2022
bullet iconRadia M, Sperhake U, Drew A, Clough K, Figueras P, Lim EA, Ripley JL, Aurrekoetxea JC, França T and Helfer T (2022). Lessons for adaptive mesh refinement in numerical relativity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 39 (13) 
06-06-2022
bullet iconWang Z, Helfer T, Clough K and Berti E (2022). Superradiance in massive vector fields with spatially varying mass. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 105 (10) 
15-05-2022

2021

bullet iconAndrade T, Salo L, Aurrekoetxea J, Bamber J, Clough K, Croft R, de Jong E, Drew A, Duran A, Ferreira P, Figueras P, Finkel H, Frana T, Ge B-X, Gu C, Helfer T, Jäykkä J, Joana C, Kunesch M, Kornet K, et al. (2021). GRChombo: An adaptable numerical relativity code for fundamental physics. The Journal of Open Source Software vol. 6 (68), 3703-3703.  
10-12-2021
bullet iconClough K, Traykova D, Ferreira P, Hui L, Helfer T and Berti E (2021). Dynamical friction from scalar dark matter in the relativistic regime. Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, American Physical Society 
09-11-2021
bullet iconClough K (2021). Continuity equations for general matter: applications in numerical relativity. Classical and Quantum Gravity vol. 38 (16) 
01-08-2021
bullet iconBamber J, Tattersall OJ, Clough K and Ferreira PG (2021). Quasinormal modes of growing dirty black holes. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 103 (12) 
07-06-2021
bullet iconNazari Z, Cicoli M, Clough K and Muia F (2021). Oscillon collapse to black holes. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2021 (05) 
01-05-2021
bullet iconBamber J, Clough K, Ferreira PG, Hui L and Lagos M (2021). Growth of accretion driven scalar hair around Kerr black holes. Physical Review D vol. 103 (4) 
25-02-2021

2020

bullet iconBarausse E, Berti E, Hertog T, Hughes SA, Jetzer P, Pani P, Sotiriou TP, Tamanini N, Witek H, Yagi K, Yunes N, Abdelsalhin T, Achucarro A, van Aelst K, Afshordi N, Akcay S, Annulli L, Arun KG, Ayuso I, Baibhav V, et al. (2020). Prospects for fundamental physics with LISA. General Relativity and Gravitation, Springer (part of Springer Nature) vol. 52 (8) 
31-08-2020
bullet iconAurrekoetxea JC, Clough K, Flauger R and Lim EA (2020). The effects of potential shape on inhomogeneous inflation. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2020 (05), 030-030.  
01-05-2020

2019

bullet iconAlexandre J and Clough K (2019). Saving the universe with finite volume effects. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 100 (10) 
15-11-2019
bullet iconDietrich T and Clough K (2019). Cooling binary neutron star remnants via nucleon-nucleon-axion bremsstrahlung. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 100 (8) 
10-10-2019
bullet iconClough K, Ferreira PG and Lagos M (2019). Growth of massive scalar hair around a Schwarzschild black hole. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 100 (6) 
15-09-2019
bullet iconMuia F, Cicoli M, Clough K, Pedro F, Quevedo F and Vacca GP (2019). The fate of dense scalar stars. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2019 (07), 044-044.  
01-07-2019

2018

bullet iconDietrich T, Ossokine S and Clough K (2018). Full 3D numerical relativity simulations of neutron star–boson star collisions with BAM. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 36 (2) 
18-12-2018
bullet iconDietrich T, Day F, Clough K, Coughlin M and Niemeyer J (2018). Neutron star–axion star collisions in the light of multimessenger astronomy. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Oxford University Press (OUP) vol. 483 (1), 908-914.  
22-11-2018
bullet iconClough K, Dietrich T and Niemeyer JC (2018). Axion star collisions with black holes and neutron stars in full 3D numerical relativity. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 98 (8) 
15-10-2018
bullet iconClough K and Niemeyer JC (2018). On the difficulty of generating gravitational wave turbulence in the early universe. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 35 (18) 
21-08-2018
bullet iconAlexandre J and Clough K (2018). Black hole interference patterns in flavor oscillations. Physical Review D, American Physical Society (APS) vol. 98 (4) 
06-08-2018
bullet iconClough K, Flauger R and Lim EA (2018). Robustness of inflation to large tensor perturbations. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2018 (05), 065-065.  
01-05-2018

2017

bullet iconClough K, Lim EA, DiNunno BS, Fischler W, Flauger R and Paban S (2017). Robustness of inflation to inhomogeneous initial conditions. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2017 (09), 025-025.  
01-09-2017
bullet iconHelfer T, Marsh DJE, Clough K, Fairbairn M, Lim EA and Becerril R (2017). Black hole formation from axion stars. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, IOP Publishing vol. 2017 (03), 055-055.  
01-03-2017

2015

bullet iconClough K, Figueras P, Finkel H, Kunesch M, Lim EA and Tunyasuvunakool S (2015). GRChombo: Numerical relativity with adaptive mesh refinement. Classical and Quantum Gravity, IOP Publishing vol. 32 (24) 
04-12-2015

Grants of specific relevance to the Centre for Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation

solid heart iconGrants of specific relevance to the Centre for Geometry, Analysis and Gravitation
bullet iconErnest Rutherford Fellowship - Katy Clough: Solving cosmological questions in strong gravity
Katherine Clough
£584,718 Science & Technology Research Council (STFC) (01-10-2021 - 30-09-2026)
bullet iconAstronomy Research at Queen Mary 2023 - 2026
Christopher Clarkson, Richard Nelson, Timothy Clifton, William Sutherland, Edward Gillen, Karim Malik, Thomas James Haworth, Sijme-Jan Paardekooper, Theresa Baker, David Mulryne, Philip Bull, Juan Antonio Valiente Kroon, Charalampos Markakis, Mohammad Mahdi Godazgar, Katherine Clough, Pau Figueras and Chung Tse Shao
£1,625,769 Science & Technology Research Council (STFC) (01-04-2023 - 30-09-2026)