John Magorrian

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John Magorrian

Associate Professor of Theoretical Astrophysics

I am an astrophysicist in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.

My main research interest is modelling the structure and evolution of galaxies. This draws upon methods from classical mechanics, statistical physics, plasma physics and others. A particularly rewarding aspect of this work is the opportunity to test theoretical galaxy models against observation, which poses challenging inference problems.

I lecture the second-year course on mathematical methods and the fourth-year MMathPhys course on galactic and planetary dynamics.

I am a Fellow of Jesus College, where I tutor the second-year courses on maths and quantum mechanics and the third-year course on flows.