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Dr David Lavis


Telephone: +44 020 7848 2240


Office: K4U.25, King's Building, Strand Campus

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BSc Queen Mary College, University of London, 1961.

PhD University of Manchester, 1965.

Dr Lavis was appointed a lecturer in Mathematics at UMIST in 1964 and moved to Chelsea College London in 1967, where he was appointed a Senior Lecturer in 1983. Following the merger with King's he continued as a Senior Lecturer until his retirement in 2004 when he was appointed a Visiting Senior Research Fellow. In 2014 he became a Research Associate at the Centre for the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, London School of Economics, and in 2016 he was made an Emeritus Senior Lecturer at King's.

Dr Lavis has held leave Appointments at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda (1969-71), Institut Laue-Langevin, Grenoble, France (1978-79), University of Waterloo, Canada (1985) and University of Manitoba, Canada (1997).

Research Interests

Critical phenomena and phase transitions; the foundations of statistical mechanics. More details are given on my personal web page.

Selection of Publications

Details of my books are given here and a list of my papers together with downloads is here.

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