Department of Physics and Astronomy
The University of Manchester
Effects of nontrivial topology and geometry on quantum theory. The Casimir effect. The Aharonov-Bohm effect. Finite temperature quantum fields in curved spaces. Spectral Geometry.
I don't think you want to read a lot of technical
details and so I shall save a lot of bother (for me) by not giving any.
I waste enough time writing grant applications for future research and
reports on past research. (When do I find time for present research, you
ask. Good question.) Suffice it to say that I aim to do what I like, and
that generally involves fiddling around trying to find exact solutions
for toy situations, preferably those involving pretty mathematics, mostly
of the late nineteenth century variety, although I have indulged in some
algebraic topology now and then. At the moment my time is taken up with
questions in spectral geometry such as `Can one hear the shape of a
Some are on the SLAC-SPIRES
Recent preprints on Los Alamos archives hep-th, gr-qc.
References to my work can be found on the BIDS system.