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Sean Freeman


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Postgraduate Opportunities

STFC Studentships for Ph.D. (Residence requirement) 

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Transfer reaction studies

Gamma-ray spectroscopy

Further information


  • Nuclear Physics

Further information

Memberships of committees and professional bodies



B.A. (Hons) Physics, Balliol College

Diploma in Advanced Studies in Science (Distinction), The Victoria University of Manchester

Ph.D.  Physics, The Victoria University of Manchester

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1977/78 − 1983/84 Gordano Comprehensive School Portishead, Bristol
1984/85 − 1986/87 Balliol College Oxford University B.A. (Hons) in Physics
1987/88 − 1989/90 Victoria University of Manchester Ph.D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics 1990
”The single-particle basis of the isovector M1 mode in rare earth nuclei.”
Diploma in Advanced Studies in Science (Distinction) 1988
John Birks Prize for Physics 1988

Oct 1990 − Sept 1992 Associate Research Scientist. Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Nov 1992 − April 1993 Royal Society European Fellowship Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
May 1993 − Jan 1994 Research Associate Victoria University of Manchester
Feb 1994 − Sept 2004 Lecturer in Experimental Nuclear Physics Victoria University of Manchester
Sept 2002 − Oct 2003 Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Illinois, USA

Sept 2004 − July 2006 Senior Lecturer in Experimental Nuclear Physics the University of Manchester
Aug 2006 − July 2008  Reader in Experimental Nuclear Physics, the University of Manchester

July 2008 −   Professor of Nuclear Physics, the University of Manchester

Research interests

Experimental Nuclear Physics

External positions

Chair of STFC Science Board, Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

1 Aug 201631 Jul 2018

Areas of expertise

  • QC Physics
  • Nuclear Physics


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