Trieste, 2001

David Henry Cobden



Department of Physics

University of Washington, Seattle

Tel: (206) 543 2686


Faculty, U Washington 2002-present

Lecturer, University of Warwick 2000-01
Marie-Curie Fellow, Niels Bohr Institute 1998-9
Postdoc in Physics/LBNL, UC Berkeley 1995-7

EPSRC fellow, Cambridge 1993-4
PhD in Physics, Cambridge 1992
MSc in Optoelectonics, St Andrews 1987
BA in Physics, Oxford 1986

Nanodevice Physics Lab web page


Phys 576 Two-Dimensional Electron Systems

Phys 224 Thermal Physics - Autumn 2014
Phys 586 ABC Physics seminars
Phys 321 Electromagnetism I - Electrostatics
Phys 322 Electromagnetims II - Magnetism
Phys 323 Electromagnetism III - Electrodynamics
(older: Phys 322  (Spring 2006), Phys 321 (Winter 2006)
Phys 576 Nanodevice Physics - Fall 2011
Phys 528 Current problems in Physics - Winter 2010
Phys 568 Condensed Matter Physics - Winter 2009
Phys 567 Condensed Matter Physics -  Winter 2012

Phys 224 Thermal physics - Autumn 2008 (revised)
Phys 224 Thermal Physics - Winter 2004
Phys 600/P576 Nanophysics
Phys 121 Mechanics - Spring 2002
Information Theory and Noise - Winter 2001 (Warwick)

Mum's paintings

The day will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men - Leonardo da Vinci

It is my view that the vegetarian manner of living, by its purely physical effect on the human temperament, would most beneficially influence the lot of mankind - Albert Einstein

There is no fundamental difference between man and the higher mammals in their mental faculties ... The difference in mind between man and the higher animals, great as it is, certainly is one of degree and not of kind - Charles Darwin

Would not these facts prevent us from achieving happiness, and therefore the conditions necessary to the building of a just society, if we pursue a desire to eat animals? - Socrates