Dr Alexis Diaz-Torres
Academic and research departmentsDepartment of Physics.
I grew up in rural Cuba and was in the Cuban Team at the 19th International Junior Physics Olympiad in Bad Ischl (Austria) in 1988. I studied Physics at KLTE (Hungary), InSTEC (Cuba) and JLU in Giessen (Germany), with research experience at Surrey (UK), Frankfurt-U (Germany), ANU (Australia) and ECT* (Italy). My scientific interests include the physics of nuclear reactions, which is crucial for a better comprehension of element creation in the universe and is therefore at the core of science programmes at new generation facilities.
Areas of specialism
Theoretical Nuclear Physics; Nuclear Structure and Reactions; Computational Physics
University roles and responsibilities
- Leader of the Math & Physics Programmes
These include Nuclear Theory; Few-Body & Many-Body Physics; Quantum Dynamics; Theory of Open Quantum Systems; Nuclear Molecules; Super-Heavy Elements Research; Nuclear Astrophysics.
I am currently lecturing the Mathematical and Computational Physics module (PHY1038) in Semester 2 for year-1 students. I am also teaching the Modern Computational Techniques module (PHY3042) in Semester 1 for year-3 students, as well as Computer Lab Projects of the modules PHY2071/73 in Semester 2 for year-2 students. Other teaching activities include small group tutorials in Semester 1 and the supervision of both BSc Final Year Projects (PHY3002) in Semester 2 and MSc Physics Dissertation Projects (PHYM021) over the summer.
Postgraduate research supervision
Former PhD students:
- Dr. Maddalena Boselli (ECT* & Trento U). The thesis can be downloaded from http://eprints-phd.biblio.unitn.it/1852/
Current PhD students:
- Mr. Terence Vockerodt
- Mr. Rafael Van den Bossche
They are working on challenging research projects about reaction dynamics of complex atomic nuclei in slow collisions.
Most of my publications can be downloaded from ResearchGate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Alexis_Diaz-Torres2). Please find below some ePrints at Surrey. A complete list of my publications can be found on ORCID (https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6234-9353).