News and events

News

  • Joao Magueijo’s work on testing Variable Speed of Light models was discussed in the New Scientist and the Guardian
  • Claudia de Rham awarded a Consolidator ERC Grant, 2017-2022
  • STFC Consolidated Grant, "M-theory, cosmology and quantum field theory", Gauntlett et al
  • We are pleased to welcome two new staff members to the group, Dr Claudia De Rham and Dr Andrew Tolley. 
  • We are very sad to announce the death of Professor Tom Kibble CBE FRS who passed away on Thursday 2nd June 2016. See our page of reflections on Tom Kibble's contributions to the Theoretical Physics group and the wider academic scientific community. 
  • Congratulations to Prof Fay Dowker (General Relativity course) and Dr Tom Griffin (academic tutoring) who have received teaching awards from the Faculty based on our students' assessments.
  • Jul 2015 Alex Anastasiou was awarded the P.M.S. Blackett Diploma for a presentation titled "Gravity as the square of Yang-Mills" at the Majorana Centre, Erice
  • Joao Magueijo, Giulia Gubitosi and co-authors Giovanni Amelino-Camelia and Michele Arzano have been awarded second prize in the 2015 Gravity Research Foundation Essay Compe
  • Tom Kibble knighted June 2014
  • Joao Magueijo awarded Leverhulme Research Fellowship 2014-2016
  • Leo Hughes awarded Julian Schwinger prize for best student presentation at 2014 International School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice, Sicily Aug 2014
  • Jerome Gauntlett awarded an Advanced ERC Grant, 2014-2019
  • Aug 2013: Tom Kibble awarded the ICTP Dirac Medal
  • Jul 2013: Tom Kibble awarded an IOP Honorary Fellowship
  • June 2013 Carlo Contaldi and Arttu Rajantie have been promoted to Professor and Toby Wiseman has been promoted to Reader
  • July 2013 Leo Hughes awarded a poster prize at the Graduate School Symposium. 
  • June 2013 Leo Hughes and Michel Buck awarded prizes for posters in the Postgraduate Symposium. 
  • May 2013: Mike Duff gave the Schroedinger Lecture at West University of Timisoara, Romania.
  • March 2013 Chris Hull (PI), Jerome Gauntlett, Amihay Hanany, Daniel Waldram awarded a major Programme Grant from EPSRC "New Geometric Structures from String Theory".
  • Mar 2013: The life and works of Nobel Prize winning Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam
  • Jan 2013: Michael Duff involved in West End play Constellations
  • Dec 2012: December 2012: Winton PhD Prize awarded to Johannes Noller and Rak-Kyeong Seong
  • Nov 2012: Professor David Olive 1937-2012
  • Jul 2012: Tom Kibble awarded a Royal Society Royal Medal
  • Jun 2012: Toby Wiseman awarded a Rector's Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • May 2012: Arttu Rajantie joins the MoEDAL experiment
  • Apr 2012: Chris Hull elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society
  • Jan 2012: Noppadol Meekareeya awarded the Winton Capital PhD prize
  • Dec 2011: Arkady Tseytlin awarded a prestigious ERC Advanced Grant
  • Dec 2011: Dr Varqa Abyaneh has made a generous donation to support the activities of the Theoretical Physics Group
  • Dec 2011: Jonathan Halliwell awarded an EPSRC grant
  • Sep 2011: Fay Dowker promoted to Professor
  • Jul 2011: 2011 Dirac Medal awarded to Chris Isham
  • Jul 2011: 2011 Rayleigh Medal awarded to Arkady Tseytlin
  • May 2011: Faculty Teaching Award given to James Yearsley 
  • Jan 2011: Daniel Bedingham wins the "Most Courageous Postdoc" award 
  • Sep 2010: Leron Borsten has won the Prize for 'Best Student Presentation' at the 2010 International School of Subnuclear Physics in Erice, Sicily
  • Oct 2009: 2010 Sakurai Prize awarded to Tom Kibble

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