# Michael Wilkinson

Department of Mathematics and Statistics,

The Open University,

Walton Hall, Milton Keynes,

MK6 7AA,

England.
Email: m.wilkinson@open.ac.uk

Tel.: +44-(0)1908-274066

## Research summary

My research work is primarily in theoretical physics. The emphasis is on
achieving a
thorough understanding of physically realistic model problems using
analytical
methods, numerical investigations and (in some cases) simple experiments. I have
worked on problems arising in solid-state physics, quantum mechanics,
statistical physics, fluid dynamics, biophysics, genomics and astrophysics.

I was awarded the Maxwell medal of the Institute of Physics in 1997 for a
renormalisation group analysis of Bloch electrons in a magnetic field.

For a list of publications and preprints,
with links to the text in most cases, click here

## Summary of career

B.Sc. in Mathematical Physics, Leeds, 1981

Ph.D. in Physics, Bristol, 1984

Weingart Fellow in Theoretical Physics, Caltech, 1984-6

Faculty member, Physics and Applied Physics, Strathclyde, 1986-2000,

(promoted to personal chair in Theoretical Solid-State Physics, 1998).

Maxwell Medal, Institute of Physics, 1997.

Professor of Applied Mathematics, Open University, 2000-2019,

Emeritus Professor, Open University, 2019 to date.