Professor Peter McClintockResearch Professor, Emeritus Professor
- Born: Omagh, co. Tyrone, 17 October 1940
- Educated: Queen's University, Belfast (BSc 1962), University of Oxford (DPhil 1966)
- Employment: Junior Demonstrator, Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford 1963-1966; Research Associate, Duke University, 1966 - 1968; Research Associate 1968, Lecturer 1970, Senior Lecturer 1979, Reader 1983, Professor 1991, all a Lancaster University
- Miscellaneous: DSc, Queen's University, Belfast 1983; FInstP 1983; SERC/EPSRC Senior Fellowship 1990 - 1995; Chair, Standing Conference of Professors of Physics (UK and Ireland) 2003 - 2005.
- Head of Department of Physics, Lancaster University 1997 - 2003.
Research has included work on: (a) magnetism including, especially, studies of spin-phonon interactions in rare-earth ethylsulphate crystals; (b) quantum fluids and liquid helium-4 in particular; (c) nonlinear dynamics and fluctuational phenomena including applications to physiology.
Active collaborations, supported mainly by EPSRC and the Royal Society, include links with:
- Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Kiev
- Institute of Solid State Physics RAL, Chernogolovka
- Michigan State University
- Moscow State University
- Pisa University
- University of Birmingham
- University of Florida
- University of Manchester
- University of Ljubljana
- Redeemer's University
Editor in Chief of Fluctuation and Noise Letters. Currently serving on the Scientific Advisory Committee of Nonlinear Biomedical Physics and the Editorial Boards of Contemporary Physics, and Nonlinear Phenomena in Complex Systems.
My research interests centre on nonlinearity in physical and biomedical systems. Work with colleagues and international collaborators focuses on the superfluidity of liquid He-4 and its breakdown through production of rotons or quantized vortices above critical velocities – requiring the preparation and use of isotopically pure He-4. Research on the stochastic dynamics of nonlinear oscillators and large fluctuations illuminates: classical turbulence; wave turbulence and quantum turbulence in superfluids; neutron dynamics in fluid helium; origins of rogue waves; selective passage of ions through biological ion channels; and the nonlinear dynamics of ageing, anaesthesia, autism, brain function and cardiovascular diseases.
PhD Supervision Interests
Physics of biological ion channels
Selected Publications Show all 676 publications
Coupling functions: universal insights into dynamical interaction mechanisms
Stankovski, T., Pereira, T., McClintock, P.V.E., Stefanovska, A. 6/11/2017 In: Reviews of Modern Physics. 89, 4, 50 p.
Neural Cross-Frequency Coupling Functions
Stankovski, T., Ticcinelli, V., McClintock, P.V.E., Stefanovska, A. 15/06/2017 In: Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience. 11, 13 p.
Ionic Coulomb blockade and anomalous mole fraction effect in the NaChBac bacterial ion channel and its charge-varied mutants
Kaufman, I.K., Fedorenko, O., Luchinsky, D., Gibby, W., Roberts, S.K., McClintock, P.V.E., Eisenberg, R.S. 11/09/2017 In: EPJ Nonlinear Biomedical Physics. 5, 8 p.
Calorimetric observation of single He2* excimers in a 100 mK He bath
Carter, F.W., Hertel, S.A., McClintock, P.V.E., McKinsey, D.N., Prober, D.E. 02/2017 In: Journal of Low Temperature Physics. 186, 3, p. 183-196. 14 p.
Alterations in the coupling functions between cortical and cardio-respiratory oscillations due to anæsthesia with propofol and sevoflurane
Stankovski, T., Petkoski, S., Raeder, J., Smith, A., McClintock, P.V.E., Stefanovska, A. 4/04/2016 In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A. 374, 2067, 18 p.
Regular rather than chaotic origin of the resonant transport in superlattices
Soskin, S.M., Khovanov, I.A., McClintock, P.V.E. 24/04/2015 In: Physical Review Letters. 114, 16, 6 p.
Dissipation of quasiclassical turbulence in superfluid 4He
Zmeev, D.E., Walmsley, P.M., Golov, A.I., McClintock, P.V.E., Fisher, S.N., Vinen, W.F. 9/10/2015 In: Physical Review Letters. 115, 15, 5 p.
Workshop on non-autonomous oscillatory systems and their applications in the life sciences
01/06/2018 → 30/11/2019
Conduction and selectivity between monovalent ions within the potassium channel
01/10/2017 → 30/09/2020
Microscopic dynamics of quantized vortices in turbulent superfluid in the T=0 limit
01/04/2017 → 31/03/2021
01/01/2015 → 31/08/2019
Superfluid 3He at UltraLow Temperatures
01/07/2013 → 31/03/2018
Quasiparticle imaging and superfluid flow experiments at ultralow temperatures
01/10/2011 → 30/09/2015
Physics of non-autonomous systems in the life sciences
01/05/2011 → 31/03/2015
Transition to turbulence in spatially inhomgeneous systems
01/05/2011 → 30/09/2011
Interdiciplinary workshop on fluctuations and coherence: from superfluids to living systems
01/04/2011 → 31/03/2012
Materials World Network: Collaborative research on simple forms of Quantum Turbulence
01/10/2010 → 30/09/2014
Supersolidity of crystalline helium
01/10/2010 → 31/03/2014
Dynamics of cardiovascular ageing
01/10/2009 → 31/03/2012
FEC code for PYA7886: Dynamics of cardiovascular ageing
01/10/2009 → …
Nonlinear dynamics of selectivity, conductivity, and gating in biological ion channels
01/08/2009 → 30/06/2013
Development of turbulence in submerged jets
01/04/2009 → 28/06/2009
Synchronization and transport control in ensemble of globally coupled ratchets (Dr Uchechukwu Vincent)
30/03/2009 → 16/04/2011
Critical and surface phenomena of quantum fluids
01/10/2008 → 31/10/2012
Stochastic Webs: Fundamentals and applications
01/10/2008 → 30/09/2011
Wave Turbulence in and on quantum fluids
01/04/2008 → 31/03/2011
FP6 BRACCIA; Brain, respiration and cardiac causalities in anaesthesia
01/01/2005 → 01/09/2009
Dynamics of quasiparticles: from molecular dynamics to ionic current
- Low Temperature Physics
- Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics