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Professor Robert Evans

Professor Robert Evans

Professor Robert Evans
B.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Bristol), F.Inst.P., FRS

Emeritus Professor

Office 3.38
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 928 8703

Research summary

My research lies in the field of statistical physics and, in particular, the area of liquid state theory. Current interests include: i) fluid interfacial phenomena, especially the physics of adsorption, with emphasis on fluid phase transitions and criticality at surfaces,and the nature of correlation functions. ii) fluids under nano and mesoscale confinement. iii) theory of nucleation. iv) deriving and applying simple models of colloidal suspensions. I am also interested in the formal links between classical and quantum density functional theory(DFT), a technique that forms a cornerstone of many body physics.


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Date of Birth: April 7,1946. Nationality: U.K.

Degrees: BSc Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham, UK (1967)

              PhD Theoretical Physics, University of Bristol, UK (1970)         


1970-3 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Bristol, UK

1973-4 Royal Society/SRC European Research Fellow, Freie Universität West Berlin

1974-7 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Bristol

1977-8 SRC Advanced Research Fellow, University of Bristol

1978-84 Lecturer, University of Bristol

1984-92 Reader in Physics, University of Bristol

1992-2006 Professor of Physics, University of Bristol

1997 Research Professor, Bergische Universität, Wuppertal, Germany

2002-5 Humboldt Awardee, MPI ...

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