Professor Anthony Stone
Prof. Anthony Stone has been a member of the College since 1957, and is now retired and a Life Fellow. He was Director of Studies in Natural Sciences for many years, and was for a time a Tutor, including a period as Admissions Tutor in Science.
Prof. Stone's research interests have included a wide range of topics in Theoretical Chemistry, but have focused in recent years on the theory of intermolecular forces. Many properties of matter depend on the weak forces between molecules rather than the strong chemical bonds that hold the atoms together within the molecules, and accurate calculations of these weak forces are essential in many applications. My research has been concerned with understanding how they arise and with finding accurate methods for describing and calculating them.
His book on "The Theory of Intermolecular Forces" is an account of this field of research.