UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Dr Jim Grozier

Dr Jim Grozier


Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Jul 2009

Research summary

My research field is the philosophy of measurement. My paper, "Should Physical Laws be Unit-Invariant?", was published in the journal Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science A in December 2018. I gave a talk entitled "Are Angles Dimensionless?" at the "Making of Measurement" international conference in 2015 and have been a frequent contributor to the Integrated HPS Workshop.

I have written several articles that have not been "published" in the conventional sense. These include several articles for the History of Physics Group newsletter, and also:

Made in Hungary – The Story of the International Association of Physics Students (2011) - available at https://www.iaps.info/what-is-iaps/history/

A History of Early High Energy Physics Research at UCL - available at http://www.hep.ucl.ac.uk/history/history.shtml 

Who Was Elizabeth Spreadbury? – a biography (available at http://www.hep.ucl.ac.uk/library/lizbiog.shtml)

Teaching summary

I have been attached to the 1st year teaching laboratory (Lab 1) since 2011. As well as demonstrating I provide administrative support to the course director, Paul Bartlett. I have also been involved in setting up the teaching lab web pages and the display of old instruments.


Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
Other higher degree, Master of Science | 2013
University of Sussex
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2008
University of Sussex
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2007
Open University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2002
CNAA (Council for National Academic Awards)
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 1984
Paddington College
HND/HNC, Higher National Certificate | 1975


I am a former telecommunications engineer. I came to UCL in 2009; from 2009 to 2012 I worked in the SuperNEMO group in High Energy Physics, designing and testing equipment as part of this experiment to search for neutrinoless double beta decay. 

I am currently the Secretary of the History of Physics Group of the IOP. I am a former Secretary of the IOP South Central Branch. I am Treasurer of Thousand 4 1000, a registered charity that helps destitute migrants. 

I have recently (2018) commenced a part-time MSc in Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics.