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Paul Francis de Medeiros { "honorific-suffix": "Førsteamanuensis", "fn": "Paul Francis de Medeiros", "tel": "Telefon: 51831418", "email": "paul.demedeiros@uis.no" }

Avdeling/enhet Det teknisk- naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt/senter Institutt for matematikk og fysikk

Current position: Associate professor of applied mathematics.
Publication data: 
http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exactauthor%3AP.de.Medeiros.1+
Degrees:
PhD, String Theory - Queen Mary, University of London, 2002. 
MSc, Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces - Imperial College, University of London, 1999.
BSc Hons, Physics with Theoretical Physics - Imperial College, University of London, 1998.

Forskningsområder

My research is primarily concerned with understanding the mathematical structures associated with quantum gravity. In practise, this typically involves algebraic, geometric and topological aspects of string and M-theory. The main emphasis of my recent work has been on the characterisation and classification of certain supersymmetric structures in string and M-theory.

Utvalgte publikasjoner

  • "Killing superalgebras for Lorentzian six-manifolds", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill and A. Santi, J. Geom. Phys. 132 (2018) 13-44, arXiv:1804.00319 [hep-th].
  • "Killing superalgebras for Lorentzian four-manifolds", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill and A. Santi, JHEP 1606 (2016) 106, arXiv:1605.00881 [hep-th]. 
  • "Supersymmetric Yang-Mills theory on conformal supergravity backgrounds in ten dimensions", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill, JHEP 1603 (2016) 087, arXiv:1512.08342 [hep-th].
  • "Submaximal conformal symmetry superalgebras for Lorentzian manifolds of low dimension", JHEP 1602 (2016) 008, arXiv:1406.5166 [hep-th].
  • "Superconformal quantum field theory in curved spacetime", with S. Hollands, Class. Quant. Grav. 30 (2013) 175015, arXiv:1305.0499 [hep-th].
  • "Conformal symmetry superalgebras", with S. Hollands, Class. Quant. Grav. 30 (2013) 175016, arXiv:1302.7269 [hep-th].
  • "Rigid supersymmetry, conformal coupling and twistor spinors", JHEP 1409 (2014) 032, arXiv:1209.4043 [hep-th].
  • "On the structure of quadrilateral brane tilings", JHEP 1201 (2012) 131, arXiv:1105.5347 [hep-th].
  • "Eulerian digraphs and toric Calabi-Yau varieties", JHEP 1107 (2011) 051, arXiv:1011.2963 [hep-th].
  • "Half-BPS M2-brane orbifolds", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 16 5 (2012) 1349-1409, arXiv:1007.4761 [hep-th].
  • "Half-BPS quotients in M-theory: ADE with a twist", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill, S. Gadhia and E. Méndez-Escobar, JHEP 0910 (2009) 038, arXiv:0909.0163 [hep-th].
  • "Superpotentials for superconformal Chern-Simons theories from representation theory", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill and E. Méndez-Escobar, J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 42 (2009) 485204, arXiv:0908.2125 [hep-th]. 
  • "Metric 3-Lie algebras for unitary Bagger-Lambert theories", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill, E. Méndez-Escobar and P. Ritter, JHEP 0904 (2009) 037, arXiv:0902.4674 [hep-th]. 
  • "On the Lie-algebraic origin of metric 3-algebras", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill, E. Méndez-Escobar and P. Ritter, Commun. Math. Phys. 290 (2009) 871-902, arXiv:0809.1086 [hep-th].
  • "Metric Lie 3-algebras in Bagger-Lambert theory", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill and E. Méndez-Escobar, JHEP 0808 (2008) 045, arXiv:0806.3242 [hep-th].
  • "Lorentzian Lie 3-algebras and their Bagger-Lambert moduli space", with J. Figueroa-O'Farrill and E. Méndez-Escobar, JHEP 0807 (2008) 111, arXiv:0805.4363 [hep-th].
  • "G2 Hitchin functionals at one loop", with J. de Boer, S. El-Showk and A. Sinkovics, Class. Quant. Grav. 25 (2008) 075006, arXiv:0706.3119 [hep-th].
  • "Open G2 strings", with J. de Boer, S. El-Showk and A. Sinkovics, JHEP 0802 (2008) 012, hep-th/0611080.
  • "Topological membrane theory from Mathai-Quillen formalism", with L. Anguelova and A. Sinkovics, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. 10 (2006) 713-745, hep-th/0507089. 
  • "On topological F-theory", with L. Anguelova and A. Sinkovics, JHEP 0505 (2005) 021, hep-th/0412120.
  • "Non-associative gauge theory and higher spin interactions", with S. Ramgoolam, JHEP 0503 (2005) 072, hep-th/0412027.
  • "Massive gauge-invariant field theories on spaces of constant curvature", Class. Quant. Grav. 21 (2004) 2571, hep-th/0311254.
  • "Spacetime Virasoro algebra from strings on zero radius AdS3", with S.P. Kumar, JHEP 0312 (2003) 043, hep-th/0310040.
  • "Geometric second order field equations for general tensor gauge fields", with C. Hull, JHEP 0305 (2003) 019, hep-th/0303036.
  • "Four-dimensional topological Einstein-Maxwell gravity", with B. Spence, Class. Quant. Grav. 20 (2003) 2075-2086, hep-th/0209115.
  • "Exotic tensor gauge theory and duality", with C. Hull, Commun. Math. Phys. 235 (2003) 255-273, hep-th/0208155. 
  • "Conformal topological Yang-Mills theory and de Sitter holography", with J. M. Figueroa-O'Farrill, C. M. Hull and B. Spence, JHEP 0208 (2002) 055, hep-th/0111190.

Pågående forskning

Arbeidserfaring

2016 - present: Associate professor of applied mathematics, University of Stavanger.
2011 - 2013: Postdoctoral research assistant, Cardiff University.
2009 - 2011: Postdoctoral research assistant, University of Edinburgh.
2006 - 2009: William Gordon Seggie Brown postdoctoral research fellow, University of Edinburgh.
2004 - 2006: Postdoctoral research assistant, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
2002 - 2004: Postdoctoral research assistant, Swansea University.

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