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Professor Ben Simons

Professor Ben Simons

Professor of Theoretical Physics

Room 518 Mott Building,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue,

Cambridge CB3 0HE
Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 337253


Prof Ben Simons has a track record of research in the field of mesoscopic physics. His interests focus on the interplay of interaction and quantum interference effects in both semi-conducting and superconducting media. Lately his research activities have targetted the impact of disorder on quantum phase transitions in magnetic metals and superconductors and, separately, on studies of the optical properties of highly excited semi-conductors. In 2000 he was awarded the Maxwell Medal by the Institute of Physics.

Research Interests

  • Universalities: From Weak Localisation to Quantum Chaos
  • Glass-like Phenomena Near a Quantum Critical Point in Disordered Environments
  • Quantum Phase Slips in Superconducting Dots and Wires
  • Spectral and Localisation Properties of Non-Hermitian Operators
  • Transport and Interaction in Carbon Nanotube Wires and Forests
  • Mesoscopic Phenomena in Disordered Photonic Structures
  • Bose Condensation & Mesoscopic Phenomena of Excitons in Quantum Wells

Key Publications

Please visit my publications list.