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Professor John Hannay

Professor John Hannay

Professor John Hannay
B.A., Ph.D.(Cantab.)

Senior Research Fellow

Office 3.55
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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+44 (0) 117 928 8756


I do groundwork theoretical physics, mostly in optics and classical mechanics and quantum mechanics, but with recent excursions into electrodynamics and thermodynamics. It is often geometrical in nature and sometimes to do with randomness, or genericity, or physical asymptotics.

Research Highlights


  • optics
  • classical mechanics
  • quantum mechanics
  • electrodynamics
  • thermodynamics

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