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Paul J Upton

School of Mathematics & Statistics
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics  
The Open University
Walton Hall 
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Tel: +44 1908 653679
Fax: +44 1908 652140

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Follow the link below to check out details of the upcoming meeting on statistical physics to be held here, at Walton Hall, on 25 March 2020. The link also contains an archive of talks from all the previous annual OSP meetings.

Open Statistical Physics 2020 [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

Research Interests

  • General interests: statistical mechanics; phase transitions and critical phenomena.
  • Particular applications: surfaces and interfaces; thermodynamic Casimir effect; wetting phenomena.
  • Methods used: exact solutions; field theory; local-functional theory; stochastic methods.

To view the slides of a talk I gave (Open University, 8th October 2002) which gives information on some of my research activities, click on the following link:

Research Activities in Interfacial Statistical Mechanics


For a list of some of my publications click on the following link:

Selected Publications

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