Professor Arttu Rajantie's research focuses on applications of quantum field theory in cosmology and particle physics. He is a member of the MoEDAL experiment at the LHC searching for magnetic monopoles produced in proton-proton and heavy-ion collisions. He lectures the Unification - the Standard Model module and is the Admissions Tutor for the Physics undergraduate programmes.
Rajantie did his PhD at the University of Helsinki, Finland, and joined Imperial College in 2005 after postdoctoral positions at the Universities of Sussex and Cambridge.
et al., 2022, Search for magnetic monopoles produced via the Schwinger mechanism., Nature, Vol:602, Pages:63-67
Markkanen T, Rajantie A, Stopyra S, 2018, Cosmological aspects of Higgs vacuum metastability, Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences, Vol:5, ISSN:2296-987X
Gould O, Rajantie A, 2017, Magnetic monopole mass bounds from heavy-ion collisions and neutron stars, Physical Review Letters, Vol:119, ISSN:0031-9007
Rajantie A, 2016, The search for magnetic monopoles, Physics Today, Vol:69, ISSN:0031-9228, Pages:40-46
et al., 2015, Spacetime curvature and Higgs stability after inflation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:115, ISSN:1079-7114
et al., 2014, Spacetime curvature and the Higgs stability during inflation, Physical Review Letters, Vol:113, ISSN:0031-9007
Bethke L, Figueroa DG, Rajantie A, 2013, Anisotropies in the Gravitational Wave Background from Preheating, Physical Review Letters, Vol:111, ISSN:0031-9007
Rajantie A, 2012, Introduction to magnetic monopoles, Contemporary Physics, Vol:53, ISSN:0010-7514, Pages:195-211