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 mainly nuclear structure and reaction theory, along with some mathematical and computational physics, and some quantum biology.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- MPhys Research Year Coordinator
- Head of Nuclear Theory Group
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.