Ross H. McKenzie

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Ross H. McKenzie
Born 15 December 1960
Sydney, Australia
Residence Brisbane, Australia
Citizenship Australian
Nationality Australian
Fields Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Chemistry
Institutions University of Queensland
Alma mater Princeton University
Australian National University
Doctoral advisor Jim Sauls
Other academic advisors Hans Buchdahl
Doctoral students Judy Bunder,Joel Gilmore,Perez Moses,Elvis Shoko

Ross H. McKenzie is a Professor in Physics at the University of Queensland. From 2008 to 2012 he held an Australian Professorial Fellowship from the Australian Research Council. He works on quantum many-body theory of complex materials ranging from organic superconductors to biomolecules to rare-earth oxide catalysts.

McKenzie is critical of claims that quantum effects are significant in understanding the function of biomolecules.

He is author of a blog, Condensed Concepts: Ruminations on emergent phenomena in condensed phases of matter.

McKenzie is a Christian. He is author of a blog Soli Deo Gloria: Thoughts on Theology, Science, and Culture. He has written several papers about the relationship between science and theology.[1]


He received his BSc from Australian National University. He obtained an MA from Princeton University. He completed his PhD at Princeton University in 1989, under Jim Sauls, with a thesis entitled: Nonlinear interaction of zero sound with the order parameter collective modes in superfluid 3He-B.


  1. ^ R.H. McKenzie and B. Myers, "Dialectical Critical Realism in Science and Theology: Quantum Physics and Karl Barth", Science and Christian Belief 20, 49 (2008).

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