The following people are in this group:
Professor Sir Michael Berry Senior Research Fellow; Emeritus Professor of Physics Tel. (0117) 928 8778
The Theory group has an outstanding record of research in theoretical physics, whose highlights include the discoveries of the Aharonov-Bohm effect and the Berry phase. The group has always been one of the top quality research groups in the school of physics as judged by the national Research Assessment Exercises (RAE).
Currently the work of the theoretical physics group focuses on four main scientific themes: Condensed Matter, Quantum Information, Geometrical Aspects of Waves and Physical Asymptotics, and Statistical, Liquid State and Soft Matter Physics.
The international reputation of the theory group is exemplified by prizes and awards such as the 2011 John Stuart Bell Prize awarded to Popsecu. The group has a lively and exciting scientific culture, including highly distinguished international visitors, a large number of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students and an active programme of seminars and departmental colloquia on a wide range of topics in theoretical physics.
The group has considerable research income, including grants from the EPSRC, Royal Society, European Research Council and other funding agencies. University facilities for research used by the group include the Advanced Computing Research Centre high performance supercomputer BlueCrystal which is located within the HH Wills Physics Laboratory.
The members of the theory group contribute to teaching in the School of Physics at all levels, from first year undergraduate to advanced postgraduate courses. Members of the group also have many national and international collaborations and have frequent discussions and interactions with other groups in Bristol.
In particular we have close collaborations with the Correlated Electron Systems group, Quantum Photonics, Nanophysics and Soft Matter and Micro and Nanostructural Materials. Wider collaborations with members of the Faculty of Science include members of the School of Mathematics (especially Applied Mathematics and Quantum Information) and the School of Chemistry (Theoretical and Physical Chemistry).
See also Theoretical Physics postgrads.