Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Statistical Physics



+44 (0)20 7594 8537a.o.parry Website




6M15Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Welcome to my professional web page! I am a theoretical physicist working in the Mathematical Physics group in the Department of Mathematics. You can find all about my research interests and papers on the links above.

I studied my UG and Ph D in the Department of Physics at Bristol University under the inspired supervison of Prof Bob Evans FRS. After 3 years post doc there I came to Imperial as lecturer and Advanced Fellow in 1992. I became Reader in 1998 and finally Professor in 2001. I was Head of the Mathematical Physics Section from 2000-2005 and also the Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics section from 2006-2012. I was visiting Professor in Wuppertal, Germany, in 1999 and currently also hold a Chair of Excellence in the Department of Mathematics, Carlos III , Madrid.



From 2002 -2012 I taught "Classical Mechanics" (M1A1) to First Year Mathematicians. This comprises 33 lectures covering Newton`s original formulation starting from One Dimensional Systems and leading to more advanced topics including Gravity and Central Forces, Rotating Frames and an Introduction to Many-body Systems and Rockets.

Since 2000 I have been teaching "Mathematical Functions" (MPhys 1) to First Year Physicists. This is an introduction to the Calculus and its applications including Limits, Differentiation, Riemannian Integration, Partial Differentiation, The Chain Rule for functions of more than variable and Saddle points.



Parry A, Romero-Enrique JM, Squarcini A, 2023, Derivation of the Casimir contribution to the binding potential for 3D wetting, Molecular Physics: an International Journal at the Interface Between Chemistry and Physics, ISSN:0026-8976

Parry A, Malijevsky A, Pospisil M, 2022, Critical effects and scaling at meniscus osculation transitions, Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol:106, ISSN:1539-3755, Pages:1-8

Alston H, Parry AO, Voituriez R, et al., 2022, Intermittent attractive interactions lead to microphase separation in nonmotile active matter, Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol:106, ISSN:1539-3755

Parry A, Malijevsky A, Pospisil M, 2022, Meniscus osculation and adsorption on geometrically structured walls, Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, Vol:105, ISSN:1539-3755, Pages:1-13

Squarcini A, Romero-Enrique JM, Parry A, 2022, Casimir contribution to the interfacial Hamiltonian for 3D wetting, Physical Review Letters, Vol:128, ISSN:0031-9007

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