Professor Robert Evans

B.Sc.(Birm.), Ph.D.(Bristol), F.Inst.P., FRS

  • BS8 1TL

1972 …2019

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Research interests

My research lies in the field of statistical physics and, in particular, liquid state theory. Current interests include:i) fluid interfacial phenomena, especially the physics of adsorption, with emphasis on surface phase transitions such as wetting and drying and their criticality, ii) structure and phase behaviour of liquids under nano and mesoscale confinement, iii) theory of nucleation and iv) deriving and applying simple models of colloidal suspensions. I also investigate the connections between classical and quantum (electronic) density functional theory (DFT), a technique that forms a cornerstone of many body physics.


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Research Output

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    From simple liquids to colloids and soft matter

    Evans, R., Frenkel, D. & Dijkstra, M., Feb 2019, Physics Today, 72, 2, p. 38-39 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle (Specialist Publication)

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)

    On the decay of the pair correlation function and the line of vanishing excess isothermal compressibility in simple fluids

    Stopper, D., Hansen-Goos, H., Roth, R. & Evans, R., 7 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Physics. 151, 1, 12 p., 014501.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
    137 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Editorial activity

    Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (Journal)

    Robert Evans (Editor)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity