Welcome to my homepage.
I am head of the Particle Physics Theory
(PPT) group in the
School of Physics & Astronomy
at the University of
I have been in Glasgow since 1986 having previously worked in Cambridge
University, CERN, Cornell University, The Ohio State
University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
My research is focussed on the phenomoenology of the strong force, and
in particular the solution of the theory, QCD, using a numerical method
known as lattice QCD. More details are available from the research link
on the left.
I am a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and the
Royal Society of Edinburgh.
In 2005 I was awarded the Rosalind Franklin prize by the Royal Society and
in 2006 an OBE in the Queen's 80th birthday Honours list. I also won the Institute of
Physics High Energy Particle Physics group prize in 2006 and Nuclear and Particle Physics Division prize in 2011.
I currently hold a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award.
I chair the Project Management Board for STFC's DiRAC High Performance Computing Facility
and am a member of
the Science and Technology Facilities Council particle physics
I am external examiner in physics at the University of Manchester.