## Work

My main areas of expertise are numerical software development and data visualisation.

My email address is bjg@network-theory.co.uk.

Location: Surrey, England.

Office telephone 01483 338 264 (or +44 1483 338 264 outside the UK).

(Useful info: my surname is pronounced 'goff').

## Publishing and Books

I published a number of free software manuals through my company Network Theory Ltd.

I am an author of the following books:

- M. Galassi et al, GNU Scientific Library Reference Manual (3rd Ed.), ISBN 0954612078.
- B. Gough, An Introduction to GCC, ISBN 0954161734.

## GNU Scientific Library

From 2001-2012 I was the maintainer of the GNU Scientific Library:

- GNU Scientific Library Homepage, http://www.gnu.org/software/gsl/

The GNU Scientific Library is a general-purpose numerical library written in C. It is included in most commercial GNU/Linux distributions and has been widely used in scientific research (it was adopted as a standard numerical library at CERN).

My digital signature keys (for verifying software releases): original GPG key (64069D5C) and new GPG key (80821FEA)

## Background

Previously, I worked in the theoretical physics groups at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA). My research involved large-scale numerical simulations for high-energy physics.

## Historical interest

My PhD thesis,

- "Calculation of Rare B Decays in Lattice QCD", Brian Gough, 1994 PDF (860k),

Scientific papers,

- "The Light Quark Masses from Lattice Gauge Theory", Brian J. Gough, George M. Hockney, Aida X. El-Khadra, Andreas S. Kronfeld, Paul B. Mackenzie, Bart P. Mertens, Tetsuya Onogi, and James N. Simone Phys. Rev. Lett. 79 (1997) 1622-1625, hep-ph/9610223 (PDF)

- "Light Quark Masses with an O(a) Improved Action",
Brian J. Gough, George M. Hockney, Aida X. El-Khadra,
Andreas S. Kronfeld, Paul B. Mackenzie, Bart P. Mertens,
Tetsuya Onogi, and James N. Simone
Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 53 (1997) 289-291,
*Proceedings of the 14th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, St. Louis, 1996*, hep-lat/9609014 (PDF)

- "Lattice study of the decay $B \to \rho l \nu$:
Model independent determination of $|V_{ub}|$",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, J.M. Flynn, J. Nieves (Southampton), K.C. Bowler, N.M. Hazel, D.S. Henty, H. Hoeber, R.D. Kenway, D.G. Richards (Edinburgh), B.J. Gough (Fermilab), H.P. Shanahan (Glasgow), L.P. Lellouch (Marseille, CPT) Nucl. Phys. B 461 (1996) 327-349, hep-ph/9506398 (PDF)

- "Effects of Improvement: $f_\pi$ and $m_q$",
B.J. Gough, T. Onogi, J.N. Simone
Nucl. Phys. Proc. Suppl. 47 (1996) 333-336,
*Proceedings of the 13th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Melbourne, 1995*, hep-lat/9510009 (PDF)

- "Form Factors for $B \to \pi l \nu$ and $B \to K^* \gamma$
on the lattice",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, D.R. Burford, H.D. Duong, J.M. Flynn, J. Nieves (Southampton), B.J. Gough (Fermilab), N.M. Hazel (Edinburgh), H.P. Shanahan (Glasgow) Nucl. Phys. B 447 (1995) 425, hep-lat/9503002 (PDF)

- "Update on the lattice calculation of $B \to K^* \gamma$",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, presented by B.J. Gough, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 42 (1995) 409-411,*Proceedings of the 12th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Bielefeld, 1994*, hep-lat/9411086 (PDF)

- "Lattice calculation of the branching ratio for some of
the exclusive modes of $b \to s \gamma$",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, K.C. Bowler, D.S. Henty, N.M. Hazel, H.Hoeber, R.D. Kenway, D.G. Richards, H.P. Shanahan, J.N. Simone (Edinburgh), J.M. Flynn, B.J. Gough (Southampton) Phys. Rev. D 51 (1995) 4955, hep-lat/9407013 (PDF)

- "Lattice calculation of the penguin diagram decay
$B \to K^* \gamma$",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, K.C. Bowler, D.S. Henty, N.M. Hazel, H.Hoeber, R.D. Kenway, D.G. Richards, H.P. Shanahan, J.N. Simone (Edinburgh), J.M. Flynn, B.J. Gough (Southampton) Phys. Rev. Lett. 72 (1994) 1398-1401, hep-lat/9311004 (PDF)

- "$ B \to K^* \gamma$: Penguins on the Lattice",
*UKQCD Collaboration*, presented by H. Shanahan Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 34 (1994) 474,*Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Lattice Field Theory, Dallas, 1993*hep-lat/9311039 (PDF)

A tutorial article on Mixed-Radix Fast Fourier Transforms (FFTs) that I wrote while working on the FFT routines for the GNU Scientific Library,

- "FFT Algorithms", Brian Gough 1997 PDF (240k)

An article I wrote for Computers in Physics back in 1996,

- First Conference on Freely Distributable Software - A Physicist's Report PDF (116k),