Philip Candelas

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Philip Candelas (born 24 October 1951, London, UK[1]) is a British physicist and mathematician and a fellow of Royal Society. He is Rouse-Ball Professor of Mathematics, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. He is also the Head of the Mathematical Physics Group at the oxford. Candelas is notable for his contributions in the field of quantum field theory (QFT) especially the renormalisation of QFT near black holes. He also contributed to the understanding of the behaviour of quantum fields near boundaries, with applications to the Casimir effect and quark confinement.[2][3]


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  2. ^ "Professor Philip Candelas FRS". Royal Society. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "Professor Philip Candelas | Mathematical Institute - University of Oxford". Retrieved 2013-02-15.