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Research interests Mathematical Physics, including string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity Noncommutative geometry and field theory, K-theory, algebraic geometry, higher structures and category theory

Biography

I was born in Montreal, Canada and completed a Joint Honours Mathematics & Physics BSc degree at McGill University in 1990. I did my MSc and PhD degrees in Theoretical Physics at the University of British Columbia under the supervision of Gordon Semenoff. I then did postdoc stints at Oxford University in 1995 and the Niels Bohr Institute in 1998, before settling permanently at Heriot-Watt in 2000. My research centres around the applications of geometrical and topological methods to problems in quantum field theory and string theory, focusing in particular on techniques drawn from K-theory, noncommutative geometry and algebraic geometry.

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Research Output 1996 2019

Fluxes in exceptional field theory and threebrane sigma-models

Chatzistavrakidis, A., Jonke, L., Lüst, D. & Szabo, R. J., May 2019, In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2019, 5, 55.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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brackets
derivation
geometry

Geometry and 2-Hilbert space for nonassociative magnetic translations

Bunk, S., Müller, L. & Szabo, R. J., Aug 2019, In : Letters in Mathematical Physics. 109, 8, p. 1827-1866 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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Gerbe
Bundle
Hilbert space
Quantization
Gerbes

Noncommutative gauge theories on D-branes in non-geometric backgrounds

Hull, C. & Szabo, R. J., Sep 2019, In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2019, 9, 51.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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gauge theory
formulations
Yang-Mills theory
decoupling
bundles
magnetic monopoles
Hilbert space
string theory
bundles
quantum mechanics

Sasakian quiver gauge theories and instantons on cones over round and squashed seven-spheres

Geipel, J. C., Lechtenfeld, O., Popov, A. D. & Szabo, R. J., May 2019, In : Nuclear Physics B. 942, p. 103-148 46 p.

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Quiver
Instantons
Gauge Theory
Moduli Space
Cone