Imperial College London

Dr Tim Adamo

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Junior Research Fellow



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H503Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Broadly speaking, my research is aimed at developing formulations of classical and quantum field theories which are not based on "traditional" perspectives. While standard methods are good for many things, they often obscure the underlying mathematical simplicity of well-known theories (such as Yang-Mills theory or general relativity) and have no obvious relation to surprisingly compact expressions for large classes of physical observables in these theories.

Two concepts that play a major role in my work are twistor theory and string theory. Both of these shift the focus from space-time (the stage for most traditional approaches to field theory) to an auxiliary setting. A major benefit of this perspective is the ability to apply powerful mathematical techniques -- not readily accessible in space-time formulations -- to the study of physics.


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A few talks I have given are on the internet: