Peter Hore (professor)
Peter Hore is a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and fellow of Corpus Christi college. He is the author of two Oxford Chemistry primers (OCP 32 and 92) on NMR and a large number of research articles primarily in the area of NMR, EPR, and Spin chemistry. He is married to Julia Yeomans.
Peter Hore was an undergraduate and a graduate student at St John's College, Oxford (1973–1980), a Royal Society Research Fellow at the University of Groningen (1980–1982), and a Junior Research Fellow at St John's (1982–1983) before becoming a Fellow and Tutor at Corpus Christi.
His research, in biophysical chemistry, focuses on questions such as the following. Do migratory birds use chemical reactions to detect the Earth's magnetic field as an aid to navigation? How can nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy be used to shed light on protein folding and the structures of partially folded proteins? What can be learnt from the sensitivity of certain chemical reactions to weak magnetic fields and what relevance does this have to public health concerns about the electromagnetic fields emitted by electrical equipment, mobile phones and overhead power lines? Do plants get taller or shorter when grown in a magnetic field?