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Department of Physics

The Cavendish Laboratory
 

Biography

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

  • 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

Publications

Key publications: 
Herchel Smith Professor of Physics
Fellow of St John's College
Professor Ben  Simons

Contact Details

Room 518 Mott Building,
Cavendish Laboratory,
JJ Thomson Avenue,
Cambridge
CB3 0HE
+44 (0)1223 337253

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