Andre Lukas
Andre Lukas
: Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PU, UK
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Professor of Theoretical Physics
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics
University of Oxford
My main area of research is string- and M-theory. M-theory is the leading candidate for a fundamental unifying theory of all known forces in nature including gravity. Most of my work is concerned with the "phenomenology" of M-theory models, that is, with the task of relating M-theory to low-energy particle physics and early universe cosmology. Some of the problems I am currently interested in are heterotic model-building, algorithmic algebraic geometry, manifolds with G-structures, M-theory on manifolds with G2 holonomy, moduli stabilization and topology change in string cosmology. In the past I have been working on a wide range of topics including supergravity phenomenology, quantum cosmology, neutrino physics, M-theory phenomenology, brane-world models and string cosmology. For a list of my publications follow this link.
Research
•From Oct 2008: Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
•2004-2008: University Lecturer in Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford and fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
•2000-2005: PPARC (now STFC) Advanced Fellow.
•2000-2004: Member of faculty in Theoretical Physics at the University of Sussex.
•1998-2000: Postdoctoral fellow in Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford.
•1996-1998: Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
•I received my PhD in 1995 at the Technical University of Munich and my diploma degree in 1991 at the University of Wuppertal.
Vitae
Teaching 2018/19
Links
Packages
•STRINGVACUA: A Mathematica package for studying vacuum configurations in string phenomenology
•Cicy three-fold list: A list of all complete intersection Calabi-Yau three-folds in products of projective spaces.
•Positive monad bundles on toric Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces (related to arXiv:1108.1031)
•Line bundle standard models (related to arXiv:1202.1757)
•Cicy four-fold list (related to arXiv:1303.1832)
Calabi-Yau and bundle data for string compactification
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Past teaching
•First year course on Vectors and Matrices
•MPhys option in Theoretical Physics, C6
•Final lecture of the particle physics option on String- and M-theory
•Graduate course on Group Theory
•Second year course on Mathematical Methods
Algorithmic Composition and Calabi-Yau manifolds
Calabi-Yau manifolds are difficult to visualize. If you want to know what they sound like brace yourself and listen to this...
AL 28/12/2017