Michael Barnes

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Michael Barnes

Associate Professor

Michael Barnes is an Associate Professor based in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics and a Tutorial Fellow in Physics at University College. He received his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Arkansas in 2003 and his Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Maryland in 2008. He then went on to hold an Oxford-Culham Fusion Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford and a U.S. Department of Energy Fusion Energy Sciences Fellowship at the Massachussets Institute of Technology before becoming an Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at the University of Texas at Austin. He joined the Physics Department at Oxford in 2014. Dr. Barnes' primary research interest is magnetised plasma turbulence, with applications in magnetic confinement fusion and space/astrophysical systems.

Prof. Barnes currently lectures Complex Numbers & Ordinary Differential Equations and tutors much of the 1st and 2nd Year Maths sequence, as well as Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics, at University College.