Toby Adkins

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Toby Adkins

DPhil in Theoretical Physics

I am a DPhil Student in the Fusion Plasma Theory group, working jointly with Prof. Schekochihin (Oxford) and Dr Colin Roach (Culham). I am 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 working for Prof. Schekochihin as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Merton, involving marking of scripts for the first, second and third year students, as well as conducting classes/tutorials should the need arise.

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