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Dr David Lavis

DavidLavisTelephone: +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.

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