Julien Devriendt

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Julien Devriendt

Associate Professor

I am currently Associate Professor of Astrophysics, on leave from the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. I obtained my PhD in 2000 from the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris working on the theory of galaxy formation and evolution. I subsequently became a Leverhulme post-doctoral fellow in the Astrophysics department at the University of Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson college. Following a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, I became part of the Research Staff before coming back to Oxford as a departmental lecturer first and then Associate Professor. I am also Tutor in physics and Fellow of Oriel college.

At Oriel, I tutor Mathematical Methods (CP3 & CP4 papers) for first year undergraduate students, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics (A1) for second year students, as well as Symmetry & Special Relativity (B2) and General Relativity (B5) for third years.

In the Physics department, I teach (10 lectures on Cosmology) and am coordinator for the C1 Astrophysics major option for fourth year undergraduates. Visit the C1 site for lecture notes and problem sheets.
I also co-teach the second year Statistical Mechanics and Thermal Physics course with Prof. Michael Barnes. See Thermodynamics Problem Set 1 and Thermodynamics Problem Set 2 for the corresponding problem sets in Michaelmas, handouts (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7) and notes for my first 7 lectures (courtesy Prof. Andrew Boothroyd).
Statistical Mechanics Problem Sets for Hilary can be downloaded here, with lecture notes available by clicking on the corresponding schedule link below.

For A1, the schedule of my lectures is as follows.
Michaelmas Term:
Lectures 1-7: Basic Thermodynamics
Hilary Term:
Lectures 8-10: Statistical Mechanics of Simple Systems
Lecture 19-20: Thermodynamics of Radiation
Lecture 20-24: Thermodynamics of Real Gases
Trinity Term:
Lecture 1: Revision Lecture

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