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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
  • Affliations

    Laboratoire de Mathématiques de Bretagne Atlantique
    University of Brest
    UFR Sciences

    Related institutions:

    Former affliations:

    Laboratoire de Physique des Océans
    Institute for Geophysics, The University of Texas at Austin


    Postal address:

    Robert Scott,
    LMBA-UFR Sciences,
    6 ave. Le Gorgeu,
    CS 93837,
    29238 Brest Cedex 3, FRANCE




    Email: firstname.lastname(at), (firstname is Robert)
    Office Tel.: +33 298-016197
    Home page: ;

    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).

    MOM B20


    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
    • NASA, 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;

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    Winter 2012
    Winter 2011

    "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.