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PROF Harry Quiney


  • Theoretical Atomic and Molecular physics (Theoretical physics, relativistic quantum mechanics, molecular structure, heavy element chemistry)
  • Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics (X-ray imaging, diffraction, X-ray optics, theoretical modelling, algorithmic approaches to coherent diffractive imaging)



  • Dr Harry Quiney obtained an M.Sc (1984) from Monash University in Theoretical Chemistry, and a D.Phil (1987) in Physical Sciences from the University of Oxford, where, until recently, he continued to conduct research in theoretical atomic and molecular physics and quantum chemistry.

    He has held positions as Senior Scholar at St Catherine's College Oxford, Research Fellow of the Royal Commission of 1851, EPSRC Advanced Fellow in Physics, and Lecturer at Wadham College, Oxford.

    He has published around 65 refereed articles, and is currently Senior Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne.   


Member of

  • Institute of Physics (UK). Chartered Physicist, M Inst P 1991 -


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Oxford 1987
  • MSc, Monash University 1984
  • BSc (Hons), Monash University 1983

Awards and honors

  • Advanced Fellowship, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), 1992
  • Senior Fellowship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, 1987
  • British Commonwealth Scholarship, British Council, 1983



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