Welcome to my homepage.
I am head of the Particle Physics Theory
(PPT) group in the
Department 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.
I currently hold a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust senior research
I chair the Diversity committee for the Institute of Physics and sit on
IOP Council and the Athena Forum. I am a member of
the Science and Technology Facilities Council particle physics
grants panel (theory). During 2008 I sat on the review panel for the RCUK review of physics, aka the Wakeham Committe.