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Dr Simon Horsley

Senior Research Fellow


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Extension: (Streatham) 6610

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Research Interests

I am interested in the theory of electromagnetism and wave physics in general.  Recently I've been thinking about how waves reflect from metamaterial structures, but I also work on the theory of quantum electromagnetism in dielectric media (I am interested in understanding how macroscopic bodies affect the quantum properties of the electromagnetic field, and how these in turn affect the motion of the object).

A few physics thoughts can be found here.


Education and Employment

2001-2005: MPhys Physics with Philosophy (University of York)

2005-2009: PhD "Aharonov Bohm type effects for composite systems" (University of York)

2010-2013: EPSRC Postdoctoral Fellowship award "New theoretical tools for metamaterial design" (University of St Andrews/University of Exeter)

2013-2016: Research Fellow (EPSRC QUEST Project)

2016-present: Royal Society TATA University Research Fellowship


Funded Research Projects

2010-2013: EPSRC Early Career Postdoctoral Fellowship

2013-2016: EPSRC QUEST project

2016-present: Royal Society TATA University Research Fellowship


Invited Presentations

EMTS 2016, Espoo.

PIERS 2016, Shanghai.

META '15, New York.

PIERS 2015, Prague

PIERS 2014, Guangzhou.

Transforming Transformation Optics 2013, Imperial College, London

PIERS 2013, Stockholm.

META '13, Dubai.

EuCAP 2012, Prague.


Contributions to the Community

Reviewer for the EPSRC.



`Invisibility Science' at Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2011, and Royal Society of Edinburgh Science Exhibition 2012.


Membership of Societies

I am a member of the Institute of Physics (IOP), and the QEP and gravitational physics groups.