Toby Adkins

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Toby Adkins

DPhil in Theoretical Physics

I am a second year DPhil Student in the Fusion Plasma Theory group, working jointly with Prof. Schekochihin (Oxford) and Dr Colin Roach (Culham). My research currently focuses on finding analytical estimates for the turbulent heat flux arising from electromagnetic, electron temperature gradient driven turbulence in a fusion (tokamak) plasma. I am also interested in the phase-space dynamics of kinetically modeled plasmas, and have thus far investigated various models of turbulence in electrostatic, cold ion systems.

I am tutoring the third year MPhys Fluids course for the undergraduate students at Merton, involving marking of scripts and the conducting of regular classes/tutorials. During the last academic year, I was also a teaching assistant for both the Kinetic Theory and Advanced Topics in Plasma Physics courses on the MMathPhys.

During my undergraduate studies, I also produced some typeset notes on the material of the Prelims, Part A and Part B courses of the Oxford MPhys course. These can be found below (must be on the Oxford network to access).

Prelims Notes

*** Note that the syllabus may have changed since the writing of these notes, and I cannot guarantee that they are 100% accurate and error free. Contact me via email if you have any corrections ***

CP1: Mechanics and Special Relativity
CP2: Electromagnetism, Optics and Circuit Theory
CP3: Complex Numbers, Differential Equations and Linear Algebra
CP4: Basic Calculus, Vector Calculus and Waves

Part A Notes

*** Note that the syllabus may have changed since the writing of these notes, and I cannot guarantee that they are 100% accurate and error free. Contact me via email if you have any corrections ***

A1: Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory and Statistical Mechanics
A2: Electromagnetism and Optics
A3: Quantum Mechanics
Notes for 'Mathematical Methods for Physics' can be found in the attachments section.

Part B Notes

*** Note that the syllabus may have changed since the writing of these notes, and I cannot guarantee that they are 100% accurate and error free. Contact me via email if you have any corrections ***

B1: Flows, Fluctuations and Complexity
B2: Symmetry and Relativity
B3: Quantum, Atomic and Molecular Physics
B4: Subatomic Physics
B5: General Relativity and Cosmology
B6: Condensed Matter Physics