Dr Ard Louis



Dr. Ard Louis is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Reader in Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford, where he leads an interdisciplinary research group studying problems on the border between chemistry, physics and biology.    Prior to Oxford he taught Theoretical Chemistry at Cambridge University where he was also director of studies in Natural Sciences at Hughes Hall. He was born in the Netherlands, raised in Gabon, Central Africa, did his undergraduate studies at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands and received his Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University, U.S.A.

Dr. Louis is the International Secretary for Christians in Science and an associate of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion based at St. Edmunds College, University of Cambridge, and served on the Advisory board of the John Templeton Foundation.

Recent Publications in Science and Religion:

Wonderen en Wetenschap: de Lange Schaduw van David Hume, in Cees Dekker, René van Woudenberg and Gijsbert  van den Brink (ed.), Omhoog kijken in platland (Baarn: Ten Have, 2007).

Geloof en wetenschap: van culturele vervreemding naar hereniging, in Cees Dekker (ed) Geleerd en Gelovig (Baarn: Ten Have, 2008)

Christen en toch serieuze natuurwetenschapper, Nederlands Dagblad, 4 Nov 2008

Has physics disproved the existence of God? UCCF Free website

Belijdend christen kiest evolutie, Nederlands Dagblad, 22 Jan 2009

Conflict of boedelscheiding? in Martine van Veelen and Cees Dekker (ed) Hete Hangijzers ( Buijten en Schipperheijn  2009)

A Deeper Logic? in R. Bancewicz (ed) Test of FAITH: Spiritual Journeys with Scientists. (Paternoster 2009)

Recent Scientific Publications:

The self-assembly and evolution of homomeric protein complexes
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 118106 (2009)

Knot controlled ejection of a polymer from a virus capsid
Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 088101 (2009)

The self-assembly of DNA Holliday junctions studied with a minimal model
J. Chem. Phys. 130, 065101 (2009)

Hydrodynamics of confined colloidal fluids in two dimensions
Phys. Rev. E 79, 051402 (2009)

Self-assembly of monodisperse clusters: Dependence on target geometry
J. Chem. Phys. 131, 175101 (2009).

Monodisperse self-assembly in a model with protein-like interactions
J. Chem. Phys. 131, 175102 (2009)

Effect of topology on dynamics of knots in polymers under tension
arXiv:0908.1085  (2009)

Modelling the Self-Assembly of Virus Capsids
arXiv:0910.1916 (2009)

Self-assembly, modularity and physical complexity
arXiv: (2009)

DNA nanotweezers studied with a coarse-grained model of DNA
arXiv:0911.0555 (2009)