My day job is to grapple with the behaviour of energy and matter at subatomic scales and to try and answer some big questions: Why are we here and what does it all mean?
Who Am I
I completed my undergraduate and graduate studies at Imperial College, London, and since June 2009 I have been in an entangled state of professorship at the University of Oxford.
What I Do
I made my name developing a novel way of quantifying entanglement and applying it to macroscopic physical systems. Besides physics, I enjoy drawing, wakeboarding, and playing my electric guitar with the Marshall amp turned all the way up to 11.
Get in Touch
If you'd like to ask me a question or discuss my research then please get in touch.
The Infamous Mod Square
Because everything in quantum physics behaves like a wave, the primary entities are given by what are known as amplitudes. Amplitudes can be thought of as propensities (to borrow a term from Aristotle) for a wave of one configuration to – later on – acquire another configuration.
What is life?
I know of at least three books with this title. The most famous one is, of course, by Erwin Schrödinger. If you haven’t read it, I really recommend it highly. It’s difficult to overstate its importance.