Martin Galpin

Martin Galpin

Supernumerary Fellow and College Lecturer in Mathematics for Chemistry; Deputy Director of Studies in Chemistry

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I have a longstanding interest in teaching maths to scientists.  At Univ I teach the first- and second-year Mathematics for Chemistry courses, and I teach maths and statistics to the first-year biochemists. I have a particular interest in developing modern teaching methods to complement more traditional approaches in lectures and tutorials, often through the use of computer software and visualisations to help students explore the subject in new ways.

In the University’s Department of Chemistry, I am the Deputy Director of Studies. I chair the Graduate Studies Committee and have responsibility for the Chemistry Department’s central programme of graduate training, and I support the Director of Studies in the organisation of the undergraduate Chemistry course.  I am also the coordinator of the Mathematics for Chemistry courses at the Departmental level, and I give most of the first-year lectures.

I also organise and teach the core maths component of the CDT in Theory and Modelling in the Chemical Sciences (see, and I am one of the coordinators of its Transferable Skills and Outreach programmes.


I work in the general area of condensed matter theory, the aim of which is to understand the physical properties of solids, liquids and related phases of matter. Of particular interest to me are so-called ‘correlated electron systems’. The electrons within these materials interact so strongly with each other that they move collectively rather than independently, resulting in the emergence of interesting and complex physical properties. My current research is focused on electron correlations in magnetic materials, and involves both analytical (‘pen-and-paper’) and computer-based calculations using Quantum Monte Carlo techniques.

Selected Publications

David E. Logan, Martin R. Galpin and Jonathan Mannouch. Mott transitions in the Periodic Anderson Model. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 28, 455601 (2016) (See also

Martin R. Galpin, Andrew K. Mitchell, Jesada Temaismithi, David E. Logan, Benjamin Beri and Nigel R. Cooper. Conductance fingerprint of Majorana fermions in the topological Kondo effect. Phys. Rev. B. 89, 045143 (2014)

Simon. J. Chorley, Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, Charles G. Smith, David E. Logan and Mark R. Buitelaar. Tunable Kondo Physics in a Carbon Nanotube Double Quantum Dot. Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 156804 (2012)

Martin R. Galpin, Frederic W. Jayatilaka, David E. Logan and Frithjof B. Anders. Interplay between Kondo physics and spin-orbit coupling in carbon nanotube quantum dots. Phys. Rev. B 81, 075437 (2010)

Frithjof B. Anders, David E. Logan, Martin R. Galpin and Gleb Finkelstein. Zero-bias conductance in carbon nanotube quantum dots. Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 086809 (2008)

Martin R. Galpin, David E. Logan and H. R. Krishnamurthy. Quantum Phase Transition in Capacitively Coupled Double Quantum Dots. Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 186406 (2005).

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