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Enseignant-Chercheur (University lecturer and researcher, like a "Reader" in U.K. or "Associate Professor" in North America) in Dept. of Physics and Dept. of Mathematics
Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Bretagne Atlantique
University of Brest
Laboratoire de Physique des Océans
Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin
6 ave. Le Gorgeu,
29238 Brest Cedex 3, FRANCE
Email: firstname.lastname(at)univ-brest.fr, (firstname is Robert)
Office Tel.: +33 298-016197
My research in physics and physical oceanography
I'm currently working on broadening my background in all areas of theoretical physics, including interpretations of quantum mechanics, particle physics, relativistic quantum mechanics, and quantum field theory. I'm especially interested in developing clear presentations of theoretical physics and helpful teaching materials.
Since 2010 I have been studying general relativity. I wrote a solution manual to Bernard Schutz's introductory textbook. I've also worked on clarifying the presentation of gravitational time dilation, and the visualization of curved spacetime.
I have worked on many aspects of the ocean circulation, from microscale turbulence to the maintenance of the global scale general circulation. I used theory, numerical modelling, and almost all data types (satellite, moored and drifting in situ measurements).
This work was supported with funding from several organizations.
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF) or other funding organizations.
National Science Foundation, USA
National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, NERC, UK.
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France.
Marie Curie Career Integration Grant, EU
Stratégie d'Attractivité Durable, Région Bretagne, France.
My lectures are mostly in French;
"The public will support science only if it can trust the scientists and institutions that conduct research."
- Integrity in Scientific Research: Creating an Environment That Promotes Responsible Conduct, Institute of Medicine 2002.