Alan Coley



Phone: (902) 494-3415
Mailing Address: 
Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dalhousie University
6297 Castine Way - PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
B3H 4R2
Research Topics:
  • General relativity and cosmology
  • General relativity
  • Cosmology
  • Differential geometry

Office Number:
Chase Room 307

Education:  PhD - University of London

Scholarly Interests:  General Relativity, Mathematical Cosmology, Differential Geometry and Dynamical Systems.


  • L. Andersson and A. Coley, 2011, Inhomogeneous cosmological models and averaging in cosmology, Class. Quant. Grav. Volume 28 Number 16 (August 2011);  (Publishing ISSN 0264-9381, 2011).
  • A. Coley, 2005, The dynamics of brane-world cosmological models, invited Einstein Centennial Review Article, Can. J. Phys. 83 475--588 (NSERC Publishing).

    Research papers (selection)
  • A. Coley, D. McNutt and R. Milson, 2012, Vacuum Plane Waves; Cartan Invariants and physical interpretation, Class. Quant. Grav.\und{30}, 055010 [arXiv:1210.0746].
  • T. Clifton, A. Coley and R. J. van den Hoogen, 2012, Observational Cosmology in Macroscopic Gravity, JCAP [arXiv:1209.1085].
  • A. Coley and W. C. Lim, 2012,Generating matter inhomogeneities in general relativity, Phys. Rev. Lett. \und{108}, 191101 [arXiv:1205.2142].
  • C. Clarkson, T. Clifton, A. Coley and R. Sung, 2012, Observational Constraints on the Averaged Universe, Phys. Rev. D, 043506 (2012) [arXiv:1111.2214].
  • A. Coley, S. Hervik, M. Ortaggio and L. Wylleman, 2012,Refinements of the Weyl tensor classification in five dimensions, Class. Quant. Grav. 155016 [arXiv:1203.1859].
  • B. J. Carr and A.A. Coley, 2012,Persistence of black holes through a cosmological bounce, International Journal of Modern Physics D (IJMPD) 2733-2738 [arXiv:1104.3796].
  • A. Coley, S Hervik, M. Durkee and M. Godazgar, 2011,Algebraic classification of black hole spacetimes using scalar invariants, Class. Quant. Grav. 155016 [arXiv:1105.2355].
  • A. Coley and S. Hervik, 2011, Discriminating the Weyl type in higher dimensions using scalar curvature invariants, Gen. Rel. Grav. 10714.

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