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Edmund Copeland

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Edmund Copeland
Edmund J. Copeland
Alma materNewcastle University
Known for
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorPaul Davies

Edmund "Ed" J. Copeland (/ˈkplənd/) is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and professor of physics working in the Faculty of Science at the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.[1] Copeland won the 2013 Rayleigh Medal and Prize awarded by the Institute of Physics for his work on particle/string cosmology.[2] He obtained his PhD from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 1985, with a thesis entitled "Quantum aspects of Kaluza-Klein cosmologies".[3]

Copeland is well known for his appearances on the physics-popularizing YouTube channel Sixty Symbols, as well as the mathematics-popularizing channel Numberphile.


  1. ^ "Edmund Copeland". School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham. Retrieved 21 February 2020.
  2. ^ "2013 Rayleigh Medal and Prize". Institute of Physics. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ Copeland, E. J. (1985). Quantum aspects of Kaluza-Klein cosmologies (Ph.D. thesis). University of Newcastle upon Tyne.