Theoretical and computational atomic, molecular and optical physics.
Determination of accurate solutions of the few-body time-dependent Schrödinger equation in full-dimensionality.
Atoms, ions and molecules in intense laser fields from infra-red to x-ray wavelengths; multiphoton processes; scaling laws; Atto-second Science; Free Electron Laser light.
Capability exploitation of the most powerful High Performance Computing architectures available to UK and European Science.
Kenneth Taylor was elected a Member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2005; a Fellow of the Institute of Physics in 2003 and a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2006. He was a joint-recipient in 2005 (with Dr Jonathan Parker and Mr Barry Doherty) of the High Performance Computing Prize of the UK Research Councils. He serves on the International Advisory Board of the Institute of Physics Journal of Physics B (1999-) (previously Deputy Editor of the Journal 1993-1999); on the Board of the European Physical Society Group for Atomic Systems (2004-10); on the General Committee of the International Conference for Photon, Electron and Atomic Collisions (2005-11); on the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Collaborative Computational Project 2 Working Group (1997-) (previously Chair 1999-2004); as a European Science Foundation COST Action Project Leader (2004-8); as a Member of the Applications Watch Panel of the UK Research Councils' High End Computing Strategy Committee (2005-); as a Member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council College (2000-9). He continues to serve as assessor for various overseas research funding organisations. He served as Chair of the User Steering Group of the UK Research Councils' Computer Service for Academic Research (1998-2006); as a Member of the UK Research Councils' Computers for Science Management Board (1998-2006); as a Member of the Office of Government Commerce HPCx Gateway Review Team (2001-4); as the Co-ordinator of a UK Engineering and Physical Sciences High Performance Computing Consortium (1994-2005). Since 1985 his proposed research has been supported continuously by the UK Research Councils, first at the University of London and from 1993 as Professor of Physics at Queen's University Belfast.