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Professor Ben Simons

Professor Ben Simons

Herchel Smith Professor of Physics

Fellow of St John's College

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

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


Benjamin Simons is a theoretician with research interests both in the physics of interacting quantum systems, and in the application of statistical approaches to biologically-inspired problems in stem cell and developmental biology. He has held a faculty position at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge since 1995, and currently holds the Herchel Smith Chair in Physics. He is also an associate of the Wellcome Trust-CRUK Gurdon Institute.

Research Interests

  • Biophysics of stem and developmental cell biology
  • Quantum mesosocpic compounds: from weak localisation to quantum chaos
  • Bose-Einstein condensation and non-equilibrium phenomena in ultracold atomic gases

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