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Professor Peter Main

P Main 1 

Head of Department of Physics

Telephone: +44 020 7848 2580


Office: S7.04


Peter Main is Professor of Physics and Head of the Department of Physics in the Faculty of Natural & Mathematical Sciences in King’s College London where he chairs the Faculty Equality and Diversity Committee. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics.

He obtained his first degree from the University of Birmingham and his PhD from the University of Manchester. After a post-doc at Manchester and a NATO Fellowship at the Technical University of Helsinki in Finland, he joined the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in Physics. He became Reader, Professor and then Head of School. His research concerned the ultra-low temperature properties of quantum fluids and the quantum transport properties of metallic and semiconducting nanostructures. In 2002, he joined the Institute of Physics  as Director, Education and Science, with policy responsibility for: science; research; education in schools and universities; and diversity issues. He joined King’s College in 2015.

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