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Professorial Promotions

Congratulations to the following Physics staff on their promotion to Professor:

  • Emma MacPherson
  • Martin Lees

The promotions are in effect from 1 August 2021.

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Research Updates

Surprises in the statistics of electronic states of quasi-periodic systems

Quasi-crystals are often alloys of 2-3 metals with a non-periodic arrangement of atoms. Still, they show the highly-peaked diffraction pattern of crystals while also possessing exotic electronic properties such as self-similar electronic spectra and multifractal wave functions usually associated with disordered materials. The level-spacing statistics of energy levels, P(s), with s the difference of adjacent energy levels, is known to be a marker that can distinguish ordered/periodic/metallic from disordered/non-periodic/insulating materials wit…

Athena Swan Silver Award Institute of Physics Juno Champion

The Welfare and Communication Group (WCG) works to promote good working practices and gender equality in Physics.