Dr Costis Papageorgakis

Dr Costis Papageorgakis

Royal Society University Research Fellow
School of Physics and Astronomy
Queen Mary, University of London
327 Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS

Telephone: 020 7882 5806
Room: G O Jones 608

My research interests

I am interested in the study of D-brane and M-brane dynamics, in string and M-theory respectively, as well as their associated supersymmetric gauge theories. In the past I have worked towards understanding multiple M2-branes in terms of superconformal Chern-Simons-matter theory in 3d.

My current research focusses on the low-energy description of multiple M5-branes through the superconformal (2,0) theory in 6d. This can be tackled via lower-dimensional theories: 5d super Yang-Mills as well as 4d circular quiver gauge theories, with the latter viewed in the context of dimensional deconstruction. A range of approaches and techniques can be employed for that purpose, including exact methods in the study of the full non-perturbative dynamics and revisiting the role of soliton contributions to perturbative amplitudes.

My grants

Royal Society University Research Fellowship Renewal 2018-2021 (£303,822.49)

Royal Society Research Fellows Enhancement Award 2017-2021 (£85,992)

STFC Consolidated Grant, String Theory, Gauge Theory and Duality, A Brandhuber (PI), DS Berman, C Papageorgakis, S Ramgoolam, R Russo, M Shigemori, G Travaglini and C White 2017-2020 (£693,833)

Royal Society University Research Fellowship 2013 - 2018 (£443,848)

My Teaching

I currently teach the MSc/MSci course "Differential Geometry in Theoretical Physics" (DGTP) over the first semester of the 2017-2018 academic year

I am a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

This is not an exhaustive list and I would be happy to discuss other project possibilities.


Most popular publications

M2 to D2
Mukhi, Sunil et al.
JHEP, Volume 0805, page 085. Publication year: 2008

DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/05/085

M2-branes on M-folds
Distler, Jacques et al.
JHEP, Volume 0805, page 038. Publication year: 2008

DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/05/038

M5-Branes, D4-Branes and Quantum 5D super-Yang-Mills
Lambert, N. et al.
JHEP, Volume 1101, page 083. Publication year: 2011

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2011)083

D2 to D2
Ezhuthachan, Bobby et al.
JHEP, Volume 0807, page 041. Publication year: 2008

DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2008/07/041

Nonabelian (2,0) Tensor Multiplets and 3-algebras
Lambert, Neil et al.
JHEP, Volume 1008, page 083. Publication year: 2010

DOI: 10.1007/JHEP08(2010)083