The Oxford Centre for Soft & Biological Matter


Julia Yeomans FRS

Professor of Physics, Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics

Pauline Chan Fellow in Physics at St Hilda's College




Julia Yeomans studied Physics in the University of Oxford where she obtained her PhD. She has been awarded several prestigious awards and since 2013 she is a fellow of the Royal Society. She is distinguished for the development of novel numerical and analytical modelling tools to investigate a wide range of complex fluids. Yeomans' research, which combines her expertise in statistical physics with the power of modern computers, is multifaceted, covering self assembly at molecular and macroscopic levels, drops moving in microchannels and on superhydrophobic surfaces, the rheology of highly non-Newtonian fluids such as liquid crystals, and most recently, interactions between bacterial swimmers.

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