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James Perry

James Perry

Research Student

Room 318
Cavendish Laboratory
19 JJ Thomson Ave
Cambridge CB3 0HE

Office Phone: (+44)1223 337044


I began my PhD research in October 2012, Having graduated with a BA and MSci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics from Cambridge in July of the same year.

I'm actively involved with my College, Jesus, and currently sit as the Academic Officer on the MCR Committee. I'm also a member of the Consultative Committee at the Cavendish, and am a co-organiser of the Graduate Student Conference.

Research Interests

My research is concerned with the physics of granular materials.

In particular, I am interested in the mesoscopic processes which occur in distended systems under high stress and strain rate loading, and the ways in which granular structure affects material properties.

Key Publications

Behaviour of sand during release from a shocked state

Appl. Phys. Lett. 103, 154103 (2013)