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Professor Stephen Hayden

Professor Stephen Hayden

Professor Stephen Hayden
MA, PhD(Cantab)

Professor of Physics

Area of research

Spin and Charge Correlations in Quantum Matter

Office G.28
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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+44 (0) 117 928 8715


Many entirely new states of the electrons in solids have been found in the last decades such as high-temperature superconductivity and the fractional quantum Hall effect. My group aims to understand these states by measuring their low-energy magnetic and electronic excitations.  Materials currently being investigated include layered transitions metal oxide systems based such as ruthenates and cuprates. 



1978-1981 B.A., Natural Sciences (Physics and Theoretical Physics), Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

1981-1984 Ph.D. thesis, Cavendish Laboratory and Darwin College, Cambridge. Electronic Structure and Many Body Effects in a Nearly Metal Ferromagnetic Advisor: Prof. G. G. Lonzarich.

1984-1986 SERC Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Cavendish Laboratory and Research Fellow at Darwin College, Cambridge.

1986-1991 Physicist at Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL), Grenoble, France.

1991-1997 Lecturer in Physics, University of Bristol.

1997-2000 Reader in Physics, University of Bristol.

2000-present Professor of Physics, University of Bristol.


  • magnetic excitations
  • electronic excitations
  • superconductivity

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