Benjamin Simons

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Ben Simons
Nationality British
Fields Condensed matter theory
Institutions Massachusetts Institute of Technology
University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor J. M. F. Gunn
Known for Mesoscopic physics[1]
Notable awards Maxwell Medal and Prize (2001)

Ben Simons is a British theoretical physicist, working in the field of theoretical condensed matter physics and in biophysics.

Simons holds the Herchel Smith Chair in Physics at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory.[1] In 2013 he became head of the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) group in the Cavendish.[2][better source needed]

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Simons has two brothers, Thomas and Joseph. His father is a professor at Oxford University, Professor John P. Simons. He is married and has two children.


  1. ^ a b "Author Profile for Ben Simons". American Physical Society. Archived from the original on April 8, 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Wikipedia: Mike Payne". Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Maxwell medal recipients". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Franklin medal recipients". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "Gabor medal, Royal Society". Royal Society. Retrieved 14 November 2015. 

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