Research

Research Areas

30 years’ experience in nuclear reaction theory and few-body quantum scattering methods to study nuclear structure, particularly as applied to the study of exotic nuclei. Pioneered the application of few-body methods in nuclear reactions, in particular stripping and knockout reactions at fragmentation energies. Nuclear physics research has spanned a wide range of phenomena from low energy astrophysics and decay studies to hadron physics and meson production. Current interest is in open quantum systems and in particular quantum mechanisms in molecular biology. Recent papers include modelling proton tunnelling processes in DNA and the effects of environmental de-phasing and the quantum measurement problem. Also has a number of papers, review articles and books on the history of science.

Research papers can be found here

Output

  • Editor of three nuclear physics textbooks and contributing author in two other textbooks.
  • Over 100 research papers and academic book chapters. [My papers on halo nuclei alone have over 1600 citations, with the top 4 of these cited 800 time in other peer reviewed papers].
  • h-index of 29 and i10-index of 53
  • 60+ invited talks at national and international conferences and workshops
  • >50 invited external research seminars and colloquia
  •  >60 invited talks at national and international conferences and workshops
  •  >50 invited external research seminars and colloquia
  • >100 conference papers in nuclear physics