EPSRC logo

Details of Grant 

EPSRC Reference: GR/R83712/01
Title: Oxford Condensed Matter Theory Programme grant
Principal Investigator: Sherrington, Professor D
Other Investigators:
Stinchcombe, Dr R Yeomans, Professor J Chalker, Professor J
Essler, Professor FHL Abraham, Professor D Cardy, Professor L
Garrahan, Professor JP
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
Department: Oxford Physics
Organisation: University of Oxford
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 January 2003 Ends: 30 September 2006 Value (£): 1,669,893
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Chemical Biology Condensed Matter Physics
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Related Grants:
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
28 Jan 2002 Physics responsive Jan 02 Deferred
Summary on Grant Application Form
The proposal covers a wide range of topics at the forefront of research in theoretical condensed matter physics and statistical mechanics. It is presented as nine distinct projects, but with emphasis placed on the strong scientific and programmatic links between them:(1) to develop physical applications of the new mathematics of exactly solvable models to quantum imputiry problems, Josephson junctions, non-equilibruim systems, percolation networks, polymer statistics and wetting; (2) explore new mechanisms for quantum localisation in randow media and (3) new physics in quantum Hall systems and quantum antiferromagnets; (4) study dynamics of wetting and spreading of fluids and microfluidics, (5) liquid crystals hydrodynamics and its application to device design, and (6) mesoscale approaches to polymer dynamics; (7) investigate the role of disorder in non-equilibrium phase transitions; (8) understand jamming and slow dynamics in glassy systems through simple models; (9) understand cooperative dynamical behaviour in a wide variety of complex systems, employing methods of physics to analyse more general problems.
Key Findings
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Potential use in non-academic contexts
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Impacts
Description This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Summary
Date Materialised
Sectors submitted by the Researcher
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Project URL:  
Further Information:  
Organisation Website: http://www.ox.ac.uk