Neil F. Johnson

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Neil Johnson
Born 1961
Southend, Essex, UK
Residence United States
Nationality British
Fields Physicist
Institutions University of Oxford
University of Miami
Universidad de Los Andes
University of Cambridge
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Harvard University
Doctoral advisor Henry Ehrenreich
Doctoral students Alexandra Olaya-Castro
Francesca Fassioli Olsen
Chiu Fan Lee
Other notable students Adrian P. Flitney
Known for Complex systems
Notable awards Kennedy Scholarship

Neil Fraser Johnson (born 1961, Southend, Essex, UK) is a Professor of physics notable for his work in complexity theory and complex systems, spanning quantum information, econophysics, and condensed matter physics. He is also notable for his book Financial Market Complexity published by Oxford University Press, and for his research in insurgent and Fourth generation warfare.[1][2] He presented the Royal Institution Christmas Lecture "Arrows of time" on BBC TV in 1999.


He received his MA from St. John's College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge and then received his PhD as a Kennedy Scholar in 1989 from Harvard University, under Henry Ehrenreich, for a thesis entitled: Electronic Structure and Optical Properties of III-V and II-VI Semiconductor Superlattices.


He was first appointed as a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, then as a Professor at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota. In 1992, he was appointed Professor at the University of Oxford and then in 2007 he was appointed Professor of Physics at the University of Miami, Florida.

Books by Neil F. Johnson[edit]

  • Neil F. Johnson, Two’s Company, Three is Complexity: A Simple Guide to the Science of All Sciences, Publ. Oxford: Oneworld, 2007, ISBN 978-1-85168-488-5.
  • Neil F. Johnson, Paul Jefferies, and Pak Ming Hui, Financial Market Complexity, Publ. Oxford University Press, 2003, ISBN 0-19-852665-2.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bohorquez; Gourley, S; Dixon, AR; Spagat, M; Johnson, NF; et al. (17 December 2009). "Common Ecology Quantifies Human Insurgency". Nature. NPG. 462 (7275): 911–914. Bibcode:2009Natur.462..911B. doi:10.1038/nature08631. PMID 20016600. 
  2. ^ Zhao; et al. (2 October 2009). "Anomalously Slow Attrition Times for Asymmetric Populations with Internal Group Dynamics". Physical Review Letters. APS. 103: 148701. arXiv:0910.1622Freely accessible. Bibcode:2009PhRvL.103n8701Z. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.103.148701. PMID 19905607. 

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