McEachran, Robert

Robert McEachran

Full Professor
Emeritus
Ph.D. (Western)
robert.mceachran@anu.edu.au

Department(s): Physics and Astronomy

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Research Fields
Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Graduate Program Appointment
Emeritus Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or co-supervise Ph.D.

Research Types
Computational, Theoretical


Research specialization
Atomic processes, especially electron and positron scattering; Plasma physics.


My work is in theoretical atomic physics. I am particularly interested in electron and positron scattering, both elastic and inelastic, and I endeavour to calculate cross sections for a wide range of targets. Such cross sections are essential to understanding how matter behaves in a wide range of environments, be they natural (e.g., the Earth’s atmosphere, or astrophysical plasmas) or constructs of humans (e.g., fission or fusion reactors).