Dr Clare Dunning
I was a mathematics undergraduate at the University of Bath, spending the
year at CERN in Geneva, and a PhD student in the Centre for Particle Theory
at Durham University. I went to York
University as a temporary
lecturer then held an EPSRC
postdoctoral fellowship there before going to the University of
Queensland as a research associate. I moved to the University of Kent
in 2005 to take up a lectureship. I am currently a Reader in
Applied Mathematics in the
Mathematics, Statistics and
Actuarial Science and the
Director of Graduate Studies and PG Student Experience for the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences.
My research interests lie in mathematical physics, essentially all
things integrable including integrable quantum
field theory, classical integrable systems,
quantum spin chains and lattice models, the Rabi model, PT-symmetric quantum
mechanics and Wronskian polynomials arising in certain solutions of Painlevé equations.
Publications A fairly complete list of publications may
in the arXiv,
or in the Kent Academic Repository
See my CV for grants from EPSRC, the Royal Society, the London
Mathematical Society, the Institute of Physics and the University of
Please get in touch if you have a strong mathematical, mathematical physics or physics background and are
interested in research in or near any of my research interests.
Current teaching: MAST6004/MAST7004 Quantum Mechanics.
Past teaching: Applications of Mathematics, Diagram Algebras in Mathematics and Physics, Linear Partial Differential Equations, Mathematics for Biomedical Imaging, Several Variable Calculus,
athematical Techniques and Differential Equations, Mathematical Modelling, Quantum Mechanics,
Waves and Vibrations, Calculus and Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Writing and Key Skills, Mathematical Methods 1.
MSOR grant The workbooks prepared long ago now as part of an
on Reading, Understanding and Writing proof with Lara Alcock and
Gavin Brown may be found
I am a Stem Ambassador and have been involved in a variety of
outreach activities with young people. Recently this has included
outreach events at schools in Kent and London, Royal Insitution
Masterclasses, general science
activities for Kent & Medway STEMNET
and participating in the East Kent Big Bang near me fair. I am
also a volunteer with Inspiring the Future - Inspiring Women.
- Director of Graduate Studies and PG Student Experience for the Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences (2020-)
- Head of the Mathematics group (2018 - 2020)
- SMSAS Director of Research (2016 -2018 )
- SMSAS Director of Graduate Studies (2009 - 2014)
- Member of the
panel then A Level Mathematics
Advisory Board and now the Roayl Society's Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education A level Contact group (2013-)
- Chair of the
Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Group of the
of Physics (2014-17), members of the Groups Committee
- Grant holder and organiser of the
South East Mathematical Physics Seminars
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