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Peter Townsend

Peter Townsend

Research Student

Room 413(a)
Cavendish Laboratory
JJ Thomson Avenue
Cambridge CB3 0HE


I graduated from Cambridge in July 2013 with an M.Sci in Experimental and Theoretical Physics. I started a PhD with the Surface Physics group in October 2013.

Research Interests

I study equilibrium surface dynamics, both theoretically and with the helium-3 surface spin-echo technique. In particular, I am interested in nuclear quantum effects in the diffusion of light adsorbates such as hydrogen, and modelling classical and quantum dissipation.