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Theoretical physics educator

Raymond Francis Bishop, British Theoretical physics educator. Fulbright fellow Stanford University, 1966-1971; research grantee SERC and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, since 1980; University of Oxford scholar, 1963-1966.


Bishop, Raymond Francis was born on August 27, 1945 in Berkhamsted, Herts, England. Son of Francis Samuel Joseph and Grace Georgena (Gyde) Bishop.


Bachelor with honors, U. Oxford, 1966; Master of Arts, U. Oxford, 1972; Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1971.


Research associate, Stanford University, Palo Alto, 1971-1972; Strategic Research Centre research fellow, U. Manchester, England, 1972-1973; senior research associate, U. Manchester, England, 1973-1974; lecturer in theoretical physics, U. Manchester, England, 1974-1977; consultant to theory group Daresbury Laboratory, Strategic Research Centre, 1974-1977; staff scientist, Lawrence Berkeley (California) Laboratory, 1977-1979; lecturer in physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1978-1979; lecturer mathematics physics, then senior lecturer, U. Manchester Institute Science and Technology, 1979-1986; reader in theoretical physics, U. Manchester Institute Science and Technology, 1986-1988; professor theoretical physics, U. Manchester Institute Science and Technology, since 1988; head department mathematics, U. Manchester Institute Science and Technology, 1991-1994. Chairman international advising committee International Confs. on Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories. Member nuclear physics committee SERC, 1986-1989, Nuclear Physics Theory Subcommittee, 1984-1990.

Member Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Physics College.


  • Other Work

    • Editor (with others) Condensed Matter Theories, volunteer 2, 1987, volunteer 3,1988, Recent Progress in Many-Body Theories, 1988. Contributor more than120 articles to professional journals in quantum many-body and quantum fieldtheory, condensed matter physics, and nuclear physics.


Chairman Rusholme and Fallowfield Civic Society, Manchester, since 1989. Fellow Institute Mathematics and Its Applications, Institute Physics. Member American Physical Society (chartered mathematician and physicist).


Married F. Elaine Gilbert. Children: Lev Samuel, Max Solomon.

Francis Samuel Joseph Bishop

Grace Georgena (Gyde) Bishop

F. Elaine Gilbert

Lev Samuel Bishop

Max Solomon Bishop