Dr Jim Grozier
Dept of Physics & Astronomy
Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 1st Jul 2009
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)
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.