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Peter Atkins
Fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford

Peter Atkins is a fellow of Lincoln College, University of Oxford. He is the author of about 70 books for students and the general reader, which include the world-renowned textbook Atkins' Physical Chemistry (11th edition, 2018) and Conjuring the Universe (2018).

Written by Peter Atkins