We are actively engaged in research across the full range of theoretical physics.
Our theoretical researchers work closely with their experimental colleagues from areas such as particle physics, astrophysics and biological physics.
Many theoretical physics researchers give final-year undergraduate or postgraduate lectures on their speciality, and our setup also facilitates close collaboration between particle and astrophysicists.
We have particular expertise in the following areas:
Our research in this area is centred on biointerfaces, surface biocompatibility, controlled release of plasmid DNA and effects of surface chemistries and topology on vascular cell growth and tissue structuring.
Complex systems and statistical physics
Our interests focus on the application of techniques from statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics to study complex systems.
Particle physics: experiment and theory
Our researchers are active in many areas of physics research, both theoretical and experimental, detector development and e-Science.
Theoretical nuclear physics
Our nuclear experts' work ranges from low-energy nuclear structure to the frontier where nuclear and particle physics overlap. We focus on 'fundamental' approaches to nuclear physics, linking it to quantum chromodynamics, and have particular expertise in the areas of effective field theory and microscopic many-body theory.
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