Andy Schofield

Andy Schofield

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham


Andy Schofield is a Professor of Theoretical Physics and Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham.

His research is focussed on the quantum properties of matter. His interests include the physics of quantum criticality where quantum fluctuations drive matter between different states and can sometimes nucleate new ones. This can include novel magnetism and superconductivity. His research also covers unusual metallic states such as the Luttinger liquid where the electron dissociates into its spin and charge degrees of freedom. He works closely with a number of experimental research groups around the world.

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