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Gareth Alexander

I am an Assistant Professor in Physics and Complexity Science working in theoretical soft matter physics. My main interests at present are in applications of geometry and topology to the understanding of soft materials, where I have worked primarily on defects in liquid crystals, and self-propulsion in low Reynolds number hydrodynamics and active matter.

Before moving to Warwick I was a post-doc at UPenn working with Randy Kamien. And before that I was a DPhil student in Oxford with Julia Yeomans.


In 2015/2016 I will lecture the following courses:

Recent publications

  • "Global Defect Topology in Nematic Liquid Crystals", to appear in Proc. R. Soc. A (2016).

with Thomas Machon

with Thomas Machon

with Diana Khoromskaia

with Dario Papavassiliou

with Adriana I. Pesci, Raymond E. Goldstein, and H. Keith Moffatt

with Daniel A. Beller, Thomas Machon, Simon Čopar, Daniel M. Sussman, Randall D. Kamien, and Ricardo A. Mosna

with Thomas Machon

with Davide Michieletto, Davide Marenduzzo, Enzo Orlandini and Matthew S. Turner

with Thomas Machon


Write to:

Centre for Complexity Science, Zeeman Building, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, UK


Contact Details:

Office: D1.09 Zeeman Building
44 (0)2476 150210