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Professor Stephen Blundell
I am a Professor of Physics in Oxford University, working in the Department of Physics, and based in the Clarendon Laboratory. I am also a Professorial Fellow of Mansfield College, Oxford. I was Head of Condensed Matter Physics from 2008-2011. My research is concerned with using muon-spin rotation and magnetoresistance techniques to study a range of organic and inorganic materials, particularly those showing interesting magnetic, superconducting, or dynamical properties.

For more information on my research group see the homepage of the Correlated Electrons Group.

My current lecture courses in the Department of Physics are as follows:

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My useful links
Quantum Field Theory for the Gifted Amateur
NEW! This new book by Dr. Tom Lancaster and myself will be published by Oxford University Press in April 2014. Using numerous worked examples, diagrams, and careful physically motivated explanations, this book will smooth the path towards understanding the radically different and revolutionary view of the physical world that quantum field theory provides, and which all physicists should have the opportunity to experience. Link.
A Very Short Introduction to Magnetism
This short introduction to magnetism has just been published by Oxford University Press in June 2012. The Very Short Introduction series represents a wide variety of topics in history, philosophy, religion, science, and the humanities. Link.
A Very Short Introduction to Superconductivity
This short introduction to superconductivity is published by Oxford University Press in May 2009. The Very Short Introduction series represents a wide variety of topics in history, philosophy, religion, science, and the humanities. Link.
Concepts in Thermal Physics
I have written a textbook, together with Professor Katherine Blundell, which was published by Oxford University Press in July 2006. The second edition was published in October 2009. This covers kinetic theory, thermodynamics, statistical mechanics and applications in astrophysics, atmospheric physics, information theory and many other areas. Link.
Magnetism in Condensed Matter
My textbook on magnetism was published by Oxford University Press in October 2001. It takes the reader from the basics of the quantum mechanics of magnetism through to symmetry breaking, excitations and applications. Link.
Email: s dot blundell at physics.ox.ac.uk