Dr Adam Bales Philosophy Decision Making I am interested in the way that we do and should make decisions; in the role that regret and resolution play in our lives; and in the role of practical wisdom. Full profile
Dr Nicholas Blunt Natural Sciences (Physical) Chemistry High-accuracy quantum chemistry methods, particularly for systems where established approaches are unreliable; quantum Monte Carlo methods; excited-state and finite-temperature methods in quantum chemistry. Full profile
Dr Andrew Chen History of Art Renaissance art and contemplative practices; function and meaning of art in ritual contexts; ruptures between representation and expectation. Full profile
Dr Angelo Di Bernardo Natural Sciences (Physical) Materials Science hybrid superconductor/ferromagnet systems, spintronics, oxide interfaces, muon spectroscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, nanoscience, bioengineering Full profile
Dr Giuliana Fusco Chemical Engineering The underlying mechanisms of Parkinson’s Disease Further developing studies on Parkinson’s disease and using the knowledge and tools developed during the PhD to address in detail the origin of this disease as well as to design research strategies to combat it. Full profile
Dr Dorian Gangloff Natural Sciences (Physical) Quantum optics, quantum networks, and quantum information processing. Optically-active semiconductor quantum dots. Trapped ions. Control of mesoscopic systems. Full profile
Dr Joana Meier Natural Science (Biological) Evolutionary genomics; Speciation My main research focus is on speciation and evolutionary genomics. Why do some taxa rapidly generate new species, whereas others remain species-poor? I am particularly interested in the role of hybridisation
(interbreeding) in rapid speciation and adaptation. My study systems include cichlid fishes from the East African Lake Victoria and Heliconius butterflies from the Andes in Ecuador.
I research the ways in which time and space interact in literature, and how the subjective experience of time and space is presented in narrative. My main research interest is modern German literature, particularly writers such as Thomas Mann and Franz Kakfa. My book, 'The Architecture of Narrative Time: Thomas Mann and the Problems of Modern Narrative', will appear with OUP. Full profile
Dr Alex Wong English English poetry of the early modern period until about 1700; English Renaissance verse in relation to Renaissance Latin verse; Victorian literature, especially authors associated with the Aesthetic Movement; the essay; form, style and genre; irony.
Working at present on 'aesthetic criticism' and the 'aesthetic life' as represented by late-Victorian and early-twentieth-century writers in the wake of Walter Pater. Full profile