J.F. Cornwell is a professor of theoretical physics at the University of Saint Andrews. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Cornwell's research interestsin mathematical physics have extended from solid-state theory to fundamental particle physics, with group theory and its related mathematical developments providing a unifying theme.
Techniques of physics find wide application in biology, medicine, engineering and technology generally. This series is devoted to techniques which have found and are finding application. The aim is to clarify the principles of each technique, to emphasize and illustrate the applications and to draw attention to new fields of possible employment.