People - Christopher Gordon - Physics and Astronomy - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Dr Chris Gordon


Senior Lecturer in Physics
Department's Library Liaison Officer
Department's Seminar co-ordinator
200 Level Supervisor of Studies


PhD (University of Portsmouth)


720, Physics and Astronomy

Contact Details

Phone:+64 3 3695156
Internal Phone: 95156

Email: chris.gordon at

Postal address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Canterbury,
Private Bag 4800,
New Zealand


I grew up in South Africa and did my undergraduate and Masters degree at the University of the Witwatersrand. I then worked in the environmental and mineral exploration industries as a researcher in remote sensing. After several years working in industry, I returned to academia and completed a PhD at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation in Portsmouth (UK). This was followed by postdocs at the Universities of Cambridge and Chicago. I then had a five year postdoctoral position at the University of Oxford. In December 2011, I was appointed in a continuing position as a lecturer at the University of Canterbury.


  • PHYS203 Relativistic and Quantum Physics (teaching into the relativity section)
  • PHYS310 Thermal, Statistical and Particle Physics (teaching into the particle physics section)
  • PHYS407 Research Tools (teaching into the curve fitting and competence intervals)
  • PHYS416 Quantum Field Theory
  • ASTR422 Theoretical and Observational Cosmology

Students (current PhD students)

Students (current MSc students)

Research Interests

Department Administration

  • Library Liaison Officer
  • 200 Level Supervisor of Studies
  • Department's Seminar co-ordinator


Personal Homepage

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy
    University of Canterbury,
    Private Bag 4800,
    Christchurch 8140,
    New Zealand.
    Phone: +64 3 364 2523
    Fax: +64 3 364 2469
  • Follow us
    FacebookYoutubetwitterLinked In