Imperial College London

Arthur Turrell

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Academic Visitor







Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





My research interests in physics are in theoretical plasma physics, inertial confinement fusion, and high power lasers. I am currently a researcher in economics at the Bank of England but maintain strong ties with the plasma physics group at Imperial.

I have my own personal webpage over on Github pages.


See separate publications page


Talks on research:

APS Division of Plasma Physics, New Orleans, LA, 2014

IOP Plasma, London, 2014

Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications, Nara, Japan, 2013

Fast Ignition Workshop, Napa, CA, USA, 2012

Computational Plasma Physics, Brighton, 2012

IOP Plasma, St. Hugh's College, Oxford, 2012

Imperial PGRS, London, 2012

Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser Science Community, CLF, 2011

IOP Plasma, Berwick, 2011

I have also presented work at the Christmas Meeting of the High Power Laser Science Community 2010 and the 2011 Inertial Fusion Sciences and Applications conference.




Third year comprehensive tutorials (2013-2015) 

First year tutorials (2013)

First year undergraduate classwork sessions (2009-2012)

Third year rapid feedback classes for Dynamical Systems and Chaos (2010-2011) and for Advanced Particle Physics (2011-2012)


science communication and policy



Article for Autumnn 2014 edition of Science in Parliament

Set the controls for the heart of the Sun, Lead Scientist, Royal Society Summer Exhibition, 2014 (CIFS website here, or Royal Society website here)

Star Power on Earth, Institute of Physics: Plasma, London, 2014

Communicating Science to Children, Imperial College, September 2013-2014

Plasma physics stall at the Imperial Festival 2013, and interview by Gareth Mitchell for the Imperial Podcast

How to build a star on Earth... with lasers!, Science Museum Climate Change 'Late', April 2013

'Outreach ambassador', which means I can talk at schools about physics, mathematics, or just going to university. Get in touch if you'd like me to come to your school to talk.

Science articles in A Global Village, Glass and I, Science

Interviewed Sir Patrick Moore (can be found here)

Won the Rutherford Prize for the Public Understanding of Plasma Physics, 2011

Plasma: The mysterious fourth state of matter, British Science Festival, 2011




Outside of science, I have been known to enjoy a sing-song.



Kalamara E, Turrell A, Redl C, et al., 2022, Making text count: Economic forecasting using newspaper text, Journal of Applied Econometrics, Vol:37, ISSN:0883-7252, Pages:896-919

Turrell A, Speigner B, Copple D, et al., 2021, Is the UK's productivity puzzle mostly driven by occupational mismatch? An analysis using big data on job vacancies, Labour Economics, Vol:71, ISSN:0927-5371

Haldane AG, Turrell AE, 2019, Drawing on different disciplines: macroeconomic agent-based models, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Vol:29, ISSN:0936-9937, Pages:39-66

G. Haldane A, E. Turrell A, 2018, Un modelo interdisciplinario para la macroeconomía, Revista De Economía Institucional, Vol:21, ISSN:0124-5996, Pages:69-110

Braun-Munzinger K, Liu Z, Turrell AE, 2018, An agent-based model of corporate bond trading, Quantitative Finance, Vol:18, ISSN:1469-7688, Pages:591-608

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