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Prof. Benjamin D. Simons

Prof. Benjamin D. Simons

Herchel Smith Chair in Physics

Head of the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) physics group

Affiliated to the Wellcome Trust/Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute and the Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute.


Subject groups/Research projects

Biological and Biomimetic Materials:

Research Interests

The research interests of the group are divided between the theoretical quantum and classical condensed matter physics and the field of stem and developmental cell biology.

In the field of stem and developmental cell biology, the group benefits from long-term lineage tracing methods using hereditary labelling of tissues to study the factors that regulate the balance between cell proliferation and differentiation in adult and developing tissues.

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Edwards members discover unexpected stability of 'Raspberry' Colloids

Oct 02, 2018

Research Groups in the Physics, Chemistry & Melville laboratories have discovered a new synthesis route to make uniform 'raspberry'-like colloids in a single step reaction. They show that aqueous suspensions of these nano-particles remain stable over a large range of ionic strengths, defying DLVO theory.

David Chandler Linnett Memorial Symposium

Mar 15, 2018

Friday 13th April 11:00-18:00 Pfizer Lecture Theatre

Edwards Fellowship

Oct 24, 2017

The Edwards Centre invites nominations from a new category of visiting membership to be known as Edwards Fellows.

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