Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Deputy Head of Department/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, Malijejsky A, Rascon C, 2024, Critical behaviour of the contact angle within nonwetting gaps, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Vol:36, ISSN:0953-8984

Parry A, Malijevsky A, 2024, Critical point wedge filling and critical point wetting, Physical Review E: Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, ISSN:1539-3755

Squarcini A, Romero-Enrique JM, Parry 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, Vol:121, ISSN:0026-8976, Pages:1-10

Parry AO, Rascon C, 2023, Abrupt onset of the capillary-wave spectrum at wall-fluid interfaces (vol 19, pg 5668, 2023), Soft Matter, Vol:19, ISSN:1744-683X, Pages:7468-7468

Parry A, Malijevsky A, 2023, Surface phase diagrams for wetting with long-ranged forces, Physical Review Letters, Vol:131, ISSN:0031-9007

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