Derrick S. F. Crothers

Queen's University, Belfast, United Kingdom


Derrick S. F. Crothers is an Emeritus Professor of theoretical physics at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), having retired on 31 October 2007 after 22 years as a Professor, 9 years as a Reader, and 10 years as a Lecturer. He lectured at University College London during 1970–1971, and was a Visiting Scientist at Uppsala University in 1981, a Visiting Professor (1st class) at Université Bordeaux I in 1984, and a Long-Term Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics at Harvard and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. He obtained the B.A. and M.A. degrees in mathematics from Balliol College Oxford, as a War Memorial Open Scholar, and the Ph.D. degree in applied mathematics from QUB. His main research interests are in the theory of atomic and molecular collisions notably in heavy-particle collisions and Wannier above- and below-threshold light-particle collisions, and in the theory of condensed matter, especially ferromagnetics, dielectrics, and after-effects. His honors include being a Member of the Royal Irish Academy (1991), a Fellow of the American Physical Society (1994), an Honorary Professor of physics at St. Petersburg State University (2003), and an Honorary Fellow at Trinity College Dublin (2006). Regarding the International Conference on Photonic, Electronic and Atomic Collisions (ICPEAC), he is a Local Chair, Belfast, ICPEAC XXVII (2011), and a Member of the International Executive (since 2005). He is also a part of the International Advisory Committee Workshop at Kurchatov Institute, Chernogolovka (2003); Royal Irish Academy Symposium (2003); North Atlantic Treaty Organization Workshop (2004–2005).

Biography Updated on 4 December 2008

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