Hamed Masaood

Welcome! I am a Chapman fellow in pure mathematics at Imperial College London.

My research interests revolve around the mathematical theory of black holes in General Relativity. I am specifically interested in understanding the scattering theory of the Einstein equations. My research is rooted in the areas of partial differential equations and differential geometry.

Previously, I was a research associate here at Imperial between October 2022 and September 2023; My mentor was Martin Taylor. Before that, I was a research associate at the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge from October 2021 to September 2022. I did my PhD student at the Cambridge Centre for Analysis (CCA) under the supervision of Mihalis Dafermos, Claude Warnick and Malcolm Perry.


Email: h.masaood22[at]imperial.ac.uk
Office: Huxley 639


  • PhD in Mathematical Analysis, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (2022)
  • MASt in Mathematics, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (2017)
  • B.S. Physics, American University of Beirut (2015)

  • Papers and preprints

  • A Scattering Theory for Linearised Gravity on the Exterior of the Schwarzschild Black Hole I: The Teukolsky Equations, Commun. Math. Phys. (2022) .
  • A Scattering Theory for Linearised Gravity on the Exterior of the Schwarzschild Black Hole II: The Full System .
  • The Case Against Smooth Null Infinity V: Early-Time Asymptotics of Linearised Gravity Around Schwarzschild for Fixed Spherical Harmonic Modes, with Leonhard Kehrberger.

  • Teaching

    Taught modules

  • MATH70135 Analytic Methods for Partial Differential Equations, Autumn term 2023
  • Cambridge Tripos supervision

  • Part III Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis (Michaelmas 2021)
  • Part III General Relativity (Michaelmas 2018, Michaelmas 2019)
  • Part III Black Holes (Lent 2021)
  • Part II Analysis and Topology (Michaelmas 2020)
  • Part II Linear Analysis (Michaelmas 2019, Michaelmas 2020)
  • Part II Electrodynamics (Michaelmas 2018, Michaelmas 2019)

  • Invited Talks

  • Topics in General Relativity, University of Münster, 09 January 2024
  • Waves on the Thames, King's College London, 07 June 2023
  • London PDE seminar, Queen Mary University of London, 24 Feb 2023
  • Geometric Analysis and PDE seminar, University of Cambridge, 30 Jan 2023
  • DAMTP GR Seminar, University of Cambridge, 20 May 2022
  • Geometry and Analysis Seminar, Queen Mary University of London, 16 Nov 2021
  • Mathematical GR and Hyperbolic PDE Seminar, Princeton University, 18 Jun 2021
  • Junior Analysis Seminar, Imperial College London, 25 Nov 2020
  • C.A.K.E. Seminar, University of Cambridge, 12 Feb 2020
  • DAMTP GR Seminar, University of Cambridge, 11 Oct 2019
  • Joint CDT Colloquium 2019: Interplay of Probability, Statistics and Analysis, University of Warwick, 04 Apr 2019