# Martin Lesourd

Fellow, Black Hole Initiative

Martin Lesourd completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy at (Trinity) Cambridge University and (Linacre) Oxford University.  He is a mathematician whose research lies in two disciplines: general relativity and geometric analysis. Broadly speaking, his aim is to better understand a space - this could be a spacetime (which contains a black hole for instance) or a Riemannian Manifold - by studying Partial Differential Equations that can be associated to that space. With regards to general relativity, he studies both the Einstein equations and the Constraint equations, and most recently has been trying to describe the formation of black holes from a purely mathematical standpoint.