Paul Stevenson studied physics at the University of Oxford, worked for one year at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and has been at the University of Surrey since 2000. He works on nuclear structure and reaction theory, quantum computation, mathematical and computational physics, and some quantum biology. Since 2020 he has been an AWE William Penney Fellow
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- Head of Nuclear Theory Group
- Physics Senior Personal Tutor
- Panel chair for University course validation
I work on nuclear structure and nuclear reactions using density-functional theory techniques, with a particular interest in time-dependent methods and the kinds of nuclear processes that you can describe with them: Nuclear fusion, fission, giant resonance states, reaction mechanisms, creation of superheavy elements, nuclear size, shape, structure and how all these physical observables and processes are influenced by the assumed nuclear interaction. I am the author of a recent (2019) review on the role of the nuclear interaction in the reactions between nuclei, available as an Open Access publication in Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics.