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Dr Andrew Cave

Lecturer

Phone: 0121 204 4638 
Email: a.cave@aston.ac.uk 

Room: MB314A

Profile

I joined the Aston Maths department in September 2016 as a part time lecturer, having spent the last semester of the previous academic year contriuting to the department as a casual worker. Since 2013 I have provided one-to-one tuition to GCSE, A-level and university students.

I obtained my PhD with the Theoretical Physics department at the University of Birmingham in July 2016 on magnetic phase transitions in two dimensions.

During the course of my PhD I spent 3 months on an internship with scientific consultancy company Quintessa.

  • MSci with First Class Honours in Theoretical Physics, University of Birmingham, 2011
  • PhD in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics, University of Birmingham, 2016 
  • 2016: Lecturer of mathemtics, Aston University
  • 2013: Freelance tutor of physics and mathematics
  • 2011-2015: Small group teacher, University of Birmingham
  • 2015: Intern at Quintessa Limited, a scientific and mathematical consultancy company  

I will be teaching the year two and final year classical mechanics courses: AM20ME and AM30ME. The second year course will be an application of Newton’s Laws and the final year an application of the Calculus of Variations.

My PhD was on the subject of phase transitions of 2D isotropic spin systems.

I have also researched into crystal field states of rare earths in octahedral cages.