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Professor Mark Dennis

Professor Mark Dennis

Professor Mark Dennis
MSci (St And), PhD(Bristol)

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Office 3.51
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8761

Research summary

I am a Professor of Theoretical Physics in the Theoretical Physics Group of the Physics Department, University of Bristol, UK.  My research focuses primarily in geometric and topological aspects of wave physics, and more generally in the physics of optical and quantum mechanical waves.

I am particularly interested in:

· Singular and topological optics, including optical vortices, wave dislocations and polarization singularities. More generally, I am interested in singular lines and points and other geometric loci in scalar, vector, and tensor wave fields. 

· Statistical geometry and topology of random functions, and applications in quantum chaos, statistical optics, and cosmology.

· Geometry and ...

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Biography

I am the editor for propagation, diffraction and scattering for the Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics and formerly an associate editor of Optics Express, and am on the committee of the Institute of Physics Optical Group, whom I represent on the board of directors of the European Optical Society. 

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Recent publications

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