Head of Theoretical Physics
I am a Professor of Theoretical Physics and Head of the Theoretical Physics Group. My principal research interests are focussed on string theory, quantum field theory and black holes. Most recently I have been investigating whether string theory techniques can be used to study exotic states of matter that arise in condensed matter physics.
I have an Erdos-Bacon number of six (having written a paper with Shing-Tung Yau and appeared in the film Windrider with Nicole Kidman).
I was the theoretical physics consultant on the film "The Theory of Everything"
My career in a nutshell:
- 1986 BSc University of Western Australia
- 1991 PhD University of Cambridge
- 1991-1994 University of Chicago
- 1994-1996 CALTECH
- 1996-2003 Queen Mary, University of London
- 2003-2004 Perimeter Institute
- 2003- Imperial College
Donos A, Gauntlett JP, 2016, Minimally packed phases in holography, Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol:2016, ISSN:1126-6708
et al., 2016, DC conductivity of magnetised holographic matter, Journal of High Energy Physics, ISSN:1029-8479
Gauntlett JP, Varela O, Consistent Kaluza-Klein Reductions for General Supersymmetric AdS Solutions