Leon Loveridge



I joined the Mathematics Department at the University of York in September 2017. Previously, I held post-doctoral positions at the University of British Columbia, Canada (2012-2014), Oxford University, UK (2015-2016) and Utrecht University, Netherlands (2016-2017). I obtained my PhD here in York in 2012.

Departmental roles

Member of the Maths/Physics Combined Programme Executive Committee



My research is in the mathematical foundations of quantum mechanics, where I seek to understand better the relationship between the mathematical formalism of quantum theory and the world that theory is supposed to describe. This takes various strands: the relationship between classical and quantum, the role  and meaning of symmetry and reference frames in quantum mechanics, quantum contextuality and the logical structure of quantum computation.

Research group(s)

Mathematical Physics Research Group



  • Special Relativity
  • Applications of Non-Linear Dynamics 

Contact details

Dr Leon Loveridge

Tel: +44 1904 32 4305