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.
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
Modelling the Self-Assembly of Virus Capsids
Self-assembly, modularity and physical complexity
DNA nanotweezers studied with a coarse-grained model of DNA