Dr Christopher John Leslie Doran

Astrophysics Group
Cavendish Laboratory
Madingley Road
Cambridge CB3 0HE

A leading research scientist with over 10 years experience in applied mathematics and theoretical physics. Author of a major book on geometry and physics and over 50 papers on subjects including quantum theory, gravitation, and computational geometry. An experienced consultant and regular speaker at major international conferences. Currently an EPSRC Advanced Fellow and Director of Studies for Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Current Position

I am currently CEO of Geomerics ltd, a start-up company funded by ANGLE Technology. We are developing graphics and physics software, primarily for the Computer Games industry, and Electromagnetic Field Modeling tools for semiconductor and other manufacturing industries.

Postdoctoral Positions


PPARC/RSE Fellow in New Venture Creation


Research Fellow in Quantum Computation

1999 – 2003

EPSRC Advanced Fellow

2000 – present

Fellow, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge

1997 – 2000

Schlumberger Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, Darwin College, Cambridge

1996 – 1999

Lloyd’s of London Tercentenary Foundation Fellow

1993 – 1996

Junior Research Fellow, Churchill College, Cambridge

Recent Experience

  • Consultant to Boeing
  • Member of the Editorial board of Quantum Information Processing
  • Joint organiser of the Cambridge-MIT collaboration on quantum computing
  • Chair and organiser, ‘Applied Geometrical Algebras in Computer Science and Engineering’, conference Cambridge, 2001
  • Chair and organiser, IMA Conference ‘Applications of geometric algebra’, Cambridge 2002
  • Member of Scientific Committee, ‘6th International Conference on Clifford Algebras and their Applications’, Tennessee, USA, 2002
  • Joint organiser, full course at the SIGGRAPH conferences on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Los Angeles 2001 and New Orleans 2000
  • Organiser, ‘Geometric Algebra in Engineering Dynamics’ conference Aston University, 2000
  • Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College since 2000 and referee for a range of physical and mathematical journals

Teaching Experience

  • Lecturer in Part III Physics. Constructed, delivered and examined the lecture course ‘Physical Applications of Geometric Algebra’, first presented in 1999
  • Director of Studies in Physics for Sidney Sussex College from 2001
  • Supervisor for three PhD students since 1998, and an M.Phil student in 1997
  • Supervisor for Part III Physics projects and Part II Physics literature reviews since 1996
  • College supervisor for various undergraduate courses in mathematics and physics since 1990

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