Dr Philip Sharp

PhD (Canterbury)

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Senior Lecturer

Research | Current

  • Astronomical simulations
  • Developing and testing numerical methods for initial value ordinary differential equations

Postgraduate supervision

Projects on offer

  • Three-body problem (Project)
  • Computational Astronomy (Thesis Project)

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Sharp, P. W. (2019). The performance of the N-body integrator SSS. NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS, 81 (4), 1459-1472. 10.1007/s11075-019-00674-1
  • Sharp, P. W., Hanson, R. J., & Krogh, F. T. (2017). Remark on Algorithm 936: A Fortran Message Processor. ACM Transactions on Mathematical Software, 43 (4)10.1145/3004279
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34060
  • Sharp, P. W., & Newman, W. I. (2016). GPU-enabled N-body simulations of the Solar System using a VOVS Adams integrator. Journal of Computational Science, 16, 89-97. 10.1016/j.jocs.2016.04.003
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34062
  • Sharp, P. W. (2016). The numerical limitations of N-body simulations of the planets and small bodies. Paper presented at IFIP WG2.5 Workshop "Numerical Software and Scientific Computing", Oxford, England. 2 August - 4 August 2016.
  • Sharp, P. W., & Newman, W. I. (2016). A Multirate Variable-timestep Algorithm for N-body Solar System Simulations with Collisions. The Astronomical Journal, 151 (3)10.3847/0004-6256/151/3/64
  • Sharp, P. W. (2014). Numerical experiments with the N-body code GENGA. Paper presented at eResearch NZ 2014 - NZ HPC Applications Workshop, University of Waikato, New Zealand. 30 June - 2 July 2014.
  • Grazier, K. R., Castillo-Rogez, J. C., & Sharp, P. W. (2014). Dynamical delivery of volatiles to the outer main belt. Icarus, 232, 13-21. 10.1016/j.icarus.2013.12.011
  • Sharp, P. W. (2014). Dynamical delivery of volatiles to the outer main belt. Paper presented at ANZIAM 2014, Rotorua, New Zealand. 2 February - 6 February 2014.


Contact details

Office hours

Mo, Fri 10-11am, Wed 1-2pm

Primary office location

SCIENCE CENTRE 303 - Bldg 303
Level 2, Room 219
New Zealand

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