Department of Physics
Researcher
Associate Professor
Biography

Prof. Panayiotis Nicos Kaloyerou was born on 22/11/1954 in Larnaka, Cyprus. He obtained his PhD in Theoretical Physics in 1985 from Birkbeck College, London University, under the supervision of Prof. David Bohm, in which, based on Bohm's original idea, the Causal Interpretation of Boson Fields was developed. His first academic position was a Royal Society Fellowship held at the Institut Henri Poincaré (1987 - 1988). From 1990 - 1993, Kaloyerou held a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship at the University of Oxford. From 1993 to the present he has worked mostly in physics departments in Africa: the University of Swaziland (1993 - 1996), the University of Botswana (1996 - 2001), and the University of Zambia (2005 - present). His main publications include two Physics Reports articles: An Ontological Basis for the Quantum Theory: a Causal Interpretation of  Quantum Fields, with D, Bohm and B. J. Hiley, (1987) and The Causal Interpretation of the Electromagnetic Field (1994). He has also published the book: Basic concepts of data and error analysis with introductions to probability and statistics and to computer methods, (Springer-Verlag, Switzerland, 2018).

 

h-index:                                                                         11

g-index:                                                                         27

Number of citations                                                     741

Points on the UNZA promotion metric:             1084.425

Research Interests

Foundations of quantum mechanics, relativistic quantum field theory and quantum optics

Publications

 

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS:

(1)         P. N. Kaloyerou, Investigation of the quantum potential in the relativistic domain, PhD thesis, London University, 1985

(2)          D. Bohm, B. J. Hiley, and P. N.  Kaloyerou, An Ontological Basis for the Quantum Theory: a Causal Interpretation of  Quantum Fields,  Phys. Rep. 144, No. 6, 349-375 (1987)

(3)           P. N.  Kaloyerou,  Comments on the Hegerfeldt `Paradox, Phys. Lett. A 129, No. 5/6, 285-290 (1988)

(4)           P N Kaloyerou and J P  Vigier,  Derivation of a Nonlinear Schrödinger Equation Representing Possible Vacuum Dissipative Effects, Phys. Lett. A 130, No. 4/5, 260-266 (1988)

(5)          P.N. Kaloyerou and J.P. Vigier,  Evolution Time Klein-Gordon Equation and Derivation of its Nonlinear Counterpart,  J. Phys. A 22, No. 6, 663 (1989)

(6)          D Home and P N  Kaloyerou, New Twists to Einstein's Two-Slit Experiment: Complementarity vis-a-vis the Causal Interpretation, J. Phys. A 22, No. 16, 3253-3266 (1989)

(7)          P. N.  Kaloyerou and H. R.  Brown, On Neutron Partial Absorption Experiments,  Physica B 176, N0. 1-2, 78-92 (1992)

(8)          H. R.  Brown, J. Summhammer and R. E. Callaghan and P. N. Kaloyerou, Neutron Interferometry with Antiphase Modulation,  Phys. Lett. A 163, No 1-2, 21-25 (1992)

(9)          P. N. Kaloyerou, On the Wootters-Zurek Development of Einstein's Two-Slit  Experiment, Found. Phys.  22, No. 11, 1345-1377 (1992).

(10)        P. N.  Kaloyerou, The Causal Interpretation of the Electromagnetic Field: the EPR Experiment, in Bell's Theorem and the Foundations of Modern Physics, edts   A. Van  der Merwe, F. Selleri and G. Tarozzi, (World Scientific, Singapore, 1993)

(11)        P. N.  Kaloyerou, The Causal Interpretation of the Electromagnetic Field, Phys. Rep. 244, No. 6, 287-357 (1994)

(12)        P N Kaloyerou, Causal Interpretation of the Modified Klein-Gordon Equation  Found.  Phys.  25,  no 10, 1413-1460 (1995)

(13)        P. N. Kaloyerou, An ontological interpretation of boson fields, in Bohmian Mechanics and Quantum Theory: An Appraisal, edts  J T Cushing, A. Fine, S Goldstein (Kluwer Academic Press, 1996)

(14)        P. N. Kaloyerou, The Causal Interpretation of Quantum Fields and the Vacuum,  Found. Phys. Lett 13  No. 1,  41-54 (2000)

(15)        P N Kaloyerou, Low Intensity Interference of Two Independent Lasers: The Pfleegor-Mandel Experiment, Botswana Journal of Technology, Special Issue, 16 – 20 (2005)

(16)        P. N. Kaloyerou,  A Field Theoretic Causal Model  of the Mach-Zehnder Wheeler Delayed-Choice Experiment, Physica A 355,  297-318 (2005)

(17)        P. N. Kaloyerou, The GRA beam-splitter experiments and particle-wave duality of light, J. Phys. A: Math. Gen.  39, No. 37, 11541-11566 (2006)

(18)        P. N. Kaloyerou, Critique of quantum optical experimental refutations of Bohr's principle of complementarity, of the Wootters-Zurek principle of complementarity, and of the particle-wave duality relation, Found. Phys. 46, No. 2, 138-175 (2016).

(Published online on 17 November 2015. (link: http://link.springer.com/artlicle/10.1007%2Fs10701-015-9959-5)

(19)        P. N. Kaloyerou,  A brief overview and some comments on the weak measurement protocol,  Phys Astron Int J 1(5), 1-7 (2017):  00030. DOI: 10.15406/paij.2017.01.00030 and arXiv:1710.08185v2 [quant-ph]

(20)        P. N. Kaloyerou and A. M. Ilunga, Computer model of the two-pinhole interference experiment using two-dimensional Gaussian wave-packets, Phys. Scr. 94, 105003 (2019) (21pp).

 

Book:

P N Kaloyerou, Basic concepts of data and error analysis with introductions to probability and statistics and to computer methods, (Springer-Verlag, Switzerland, 2018).

 

HIGHLIGHTED PUBLICATIONS:

 

The following are selections from above that I wish to highlight:

(1)    D. Bohm, B. J. Hiley, and P. N.  Kaloyerou, An Ontological Basis for the Quantum Theory: a Causal Interpretation of  Quantum Fields,  Phys. Rep. 144, No. 6, 349-375 (1987)

(2)    P. N.  Kaloyerou, The Causal Interpretation of the Electromagnetic Field, Phys. Rep. 244, No. 6, 287-357 (1994)

Recent publications:

(3)    P. N. Kaloyerou, Critique of quantum optical experimental refutations of Bohr's principle of complementarity, of the Wootters-Zurek principle of complementarity, and of the particle-wave duality relation, Found. Phys. 46, No. 2, 138-175 (2016).

(Published online on 17 November 2015. (link: http://link.springer.com/artlicle/10.1007%2Fs10701-015-9959-5)

(4)    P. N. Kaloyerou,  A brief overview and some comments on the weak measurement protocol,  Phys Astron Int J 1(5), 1-7 (2017):  00030. DOI: 10.15406/paij.2017.01.00030 and arXiv:1710.08185v2 [quant-ph]

(5)    P. N. Kaloyerou and A. M. Ilunga, Computer model of the two-pinhole interference experiment using two-dimensional Gaussian wave-packets, Phys. Scr. 94, 105003 (2019) (21pp).

Book:

P N Kaloyerou, Basic concepts of data and error analysis with introductions to probability and statistics and to computer methods, (Springer-Verlag, Switzerland, 2018).

 

Contact Details
email: pan.kaloyerou@wolfson.ox.ac.uk