I am Professor of Theoretical Physics and Royal Society University Research Fellow
at the University of Oxford.
I work mostly on phenomenological applications of string theory to
particle physics and cosmology.
I am the author of
Why String Theory? ,
a popular book explaining the who, what and why of string theory to a general audience. The book is available from the publisher here .
I have been at Oxford physics since October 2008 and am a tutorial fellow in physics
at New College.
Prior to that I was a non-stipendiary junior research fellow of Balliol College .
Lectures notes for S7 Classical Mechanics (now with complete text and diagrams) are available here .
My CV is here .
Here is a link to the website Why String Theory?, made during the summer of 2012 together with
Edward Hughes and Charlotte Mason.
My research is funded by the Royal Society through a University Research Fellowship
and the European Research Council through a Starting Grant.