Joseph ConlonBSc Reading, MA PhD Cantab
Tutor in Physics; Royal Society University Research Fellow
I grew up in Reading and following an early mathematics degree there (1999), I went to Cambridge to study Natural Sciences at Christ's College, where I obtained a BA (2003) and PhD (2006) in Theoretical Physics. Remaining in Cambridge, I was a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College from 2005 - 2008, before moving to Oxford on a Royal Society University Research Fellowship. Prior to coming to New College, I held a Junior Research Fellowship at Balliol College (2009 - 11).
Currently I teach 2nd year Quantum Mechanics, 3rd year Subatomic Physics and 1st year Waves.
Broadly, I am a Theoretical Particle Physicist. More specifically, I work on String Phenomenology. This aims at connecting an esoteric theory of the extremely small (String Theory) with the physics of the merely very small (the Standard Model and its various extensions). String Theory is a promising candidate theory of Quantum Gravity with a rich physical and mathematical structure. The Standard Model is an outstanding fit to experimental data, but its internal structure and problems indicate a deeper underlying theory. The main thrust of my research is to use the tools and techniques of the former to try and address the open problems of the latter.
Anomaly Mediation in Superstring Theory, J. P. Conlon, M. Goodsell and E. Palti, Fortsch. Phys. 59:5 (2011)
SUSY Breaking in Local String/F-Theory Models, R. Blumenhagen, J. P. Conlon, S. Krippendorf, S. Moster and F. Quevedo, JHEP 0909:007 (2009)
Mirror Mediation, J. P. Conlon, JHEP 0803:025 (2008)
Systematics of Moduli Stabilisation in Calabi-Yau Flux Compactifications, V. Balasubramanian, P. Berglund, J. P. Conlon and
F. Quevedo, JHEP 0505:007 (2005)
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