Paul Harrison's Homepage

Updated 24th January 2000

I have various research interests. In particular, I work on the phenomenolgy of neutrino oscillations, and on anything to do with CP violation.

You can find my publications and some informal notes.

About the Department of Physics
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Further Information about the Department
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For prospective UGs links to a brochure giving an introduction to the Department mainly intended for potential undergraduates.

For prospective PGs links to a brochure giving an introduction to the research carried out in the Department and is aimed mainly at potential postgraduate research students. A number of postgraduate studentships are available.

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