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 (14 lectures on Cosmology and Galaxies) and am responsible for the C1 Astrophysics major option for fourth year undergraduates. I also co-teach the second year Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics Physics course with Prof. Michael Barnes. See A1 for handouts.

For A1, the schedule of my lectures is as follows.
Michaelmas Term:
Lectures 1-7: Basic Thermodynamics
Hilary Term:
Lectures 8-11: Statistical Mechanics of Simple Systems
Lecture 19: Thermal Radiation
Lecture 20-24: Thermodynamics of Real Gases
Trinity Term:
Lecture 1: Revision Lecture

NB: My lectures on March 4, 5, 11, 12, 13 of 2020 will not go ahead due to a strike called by UCU . My lecture on March 6 will proceed as planned as this is not a strike date.
As a result, I will not cover Thermal Radiation (see chapter 23 of Blundell & Blundell), Phase Transitions and Cooling of Real Gases (chapters 28 and 27 of Blundell & Blundell) this year in my lectures.

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