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Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing

Wolfson Fellow

Prof Gordon Love, B.Sc. Ph.D. F.Inst.P. C. Phys.

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Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43696
Professor in the Department of Physics
Room number: ocw030
Deputy Head of Faculty (Undergraduate) in the Faculty of Science

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Responsibilities within department

I am the Deputy Head of the Science Faculty (UG) 

Teaching activity

I currently teach Level One Classical Mechanics, along with Tom Lancaster

Research Interests

My research group designs and constructs instrumentation for large telescopes which the UK is involved with around the World. My general interests are in Optics and Photonics for a variety of applications including astronomy and vision science. More specifically I work on adaptive optics, vision science, and liquid crystal optics. See our group pages, and my own personal page for more info.

Research Groups

Centre for Materials Physics

  • Experimental structure and dynamics of biological soft matter

Department of Biosciences

  • Durham Centre for Bioimaging Technology

Department of Physics

  • Centre for Advanced Instrumentation

Research Interests

  • Adaptive Optics
  • Astronomical Instrumentation
  • Biophotonics
  • Computer Graphics
  • Liquid Crystal Technology
  • Vision Science


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Selected Grants

  • 2015: Telescopic Windows: low vision scope to cloaks (£418041.28 from Epsrc)
  • 2014: Scientific Properties of Complex Knots (£337854.00 from Leverhulme Trust)
  • 2013: A programme of astronomical instrumentation and high energy astrophysics at Durham 2013-2015 (£961829.80 from STFC)