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Professor John Cardy

Emeritus Fellow since 2014
Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley
I am a theoretical physicist who applies the methods of quantum field theory to problems in statistical and condensed matter physics. In the past I helped develop the tools of conformal field theory which had applications also to string theory and black holes. In recent years I have investigated questions of quantum entanglement and non-equilibrium behaviour in many-body systems such as quantum spin chains and ultra-cold atoms.
Professor John Cardy
  • Background

    • Emeritus Fellow, All Souls College (from 2014)
    • Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College (from 1993 to 2014)
    • Professor of Physics, University of Oxford (from 1993 to 2014)
    • Honorary Fellow, Downing College, Cambridge (from 2012)
    • Professor of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA (from 1974 to 1993)
    • Research Associate, Daresbury Laboratory (from 1973 to 1974)
    • European Organisation for Nuclear Research, Geneva (from 1971 to 1973)
    • Undergraduate and Postgraduate, Downing College, Cambridge (from 1965 to 1971)