Tim Birks

Full Name:

Prof Tim Birks


Department of Physics

Job Title:

Professor of Physics


+44 1225 384711


+44 1225 386110




3W 3.17B

This is on level 3 (one level up from the Parade) in building 3 West, along the corridor that links 3 West with Wessex House

Directions to the University, with links to maps of the campus, can be found here

Postal Address:

Prof Tim Birks
Department of Physics
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY
United Kingdom


        Details can be found at the Centre for Photonics and Photonic Materials (CPPM) website


PH30101 (General Relativity): I teach the whole unit, on General relativity without tensors, in year 3 semester 2. There's a handout on non-Euclidean paper models.
PH40086 (Photonics): I teach half the unit, on linear photonics (mostly optical fibres), in year 4 semester 2.
Details can be found on the appropriate Moodle page.
Of the units I taught in the past, I produced typeset notes on Fourier analysis (half of PH20020, Maths for Scientists 4) and Statistical mechanics (half of PH20029, Thermal Physics). They're available here in case anyone finds them helpful. (NB Bath students should note that content, notation and terminology may differ from the units as they are currently taught.)