Andrew Fisher

Professor Andrew Fisher

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Professor Andrew Fisher runs a research group at UCL in the area of theoretical condensed-matter physics. He is interested in understanding the theoretical foundations of nanoscale science and quantum technologies. In particular he works on the flow of electrons through very small structures (nanostructures) and how nanoscale quantum systems lose quantum coherence through interactions with their environment. He tackles these problems by solving the Schroedinger equation for the electrons in the system, using a mixture of analytical and computational work; he also colaborates with numerous experimental groups working on nanotechnology, both at UCL and elsewhere. He is also co-author of a graduate textbook on the theory of critical phenomena.

He has been involved as a Principal Investigator in the London Centre for Nanotechnology since its inception in 2006, and became the UCL co-Director of the Centre in 2015.

Biographical summary

  • 1986: BA, University of Cambridge
  • 1989: DPhil, University of Oxford
  • 1989-1993: Junior Research Fellow, St John's College, Oxford
  • 1991-1992: Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Zurich Research Laboratory
  • 1993-1995: Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Durham
  • 1995-present: Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Physics, UCL
  • 2006-present: Principal Investigator, London Centre for Nanotechnology
  • 2015-present: Director, London Centre for Nanotechnology, UCL


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