School of Chemistry & Physics

Prof. John Douglas Hey

Emeritus Professor

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer UCT (1974-1990), Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow (Ruhr University, 1988-1989), Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Forschungszentrum Juelich, 1991-1995), Professor of Physics NU/UKZN (1995-2009), 

Emeritus Professor (2010). Publication onAtomic processes in plasmas, astrophysical radio recombination lines, mathematical methods, light scattering, optical diffraction, Stark broadening, Zeeman spectroscopy of fusion plasmas, quantum mechanics. Scientific Societies: American Phys. Soc. (1974), British Soc. History of Sci.(1987), RSSAf  (1974). 

Research interests

  • Atomic processes in laboratory and astrophysical plasmas
  • Quantum mechanical aspects of these processes. 

Research profiles