Dr Matthew Buican

Dr Matthew Buican

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 3462
Room: G O Jones 601

My current research interests include:

• Non-perturbative aspects of Superconformal Field Theories (SCFTs) and Supersymmetric Renormalization Group flows in various dimensions

• Conformal manifolds and exactly marginal deformations of SCFTs

• Relations between conformal manifolds and moduli spaces of vacua

• Emergent / accidental symmetries in Quantum Field Theory (QFT)

• Hidden operator algebras in QFT

• Relations between Topological Field Theories and CFTs

• Understanding topological and analytic properties of the space of QFTs

• New microscopic models for CFTs in various dimensions

• Hitchin Systems, M5 branes, and SCFTs in 3D and 4D

My teaching

I am not currently teaching a course

My grants

• Royal Society University Research Fellowship, "New Constraints and Phenomena in Quantum Field Theory"

Some Selected Talks

• 8/2016, Strings 2016 (Beijing, China), "Conformal Manifolds, Moduli Spaces, and Chiral Algebras," https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jq-5dcNQiRs

• 7/2016, GGI Workshop on Conformal Field Theories and Renormalization Group Flows in Dimensions d>2 (Florence, Italy), "Conformal Manifolds and Chiral Algebras"

• 3/2015, Princeton University, "Conformal Manifolds and Argyres-Douglas Theories"

• 1/2014, Quantum Fields Beyond Perturbation Theory (KITP, UC Santa Barbara), "Minimal Distances Between SCFTs," http://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/qft-c14/buican/

• 11/2013, Solvay Workshop on Exploring Higher Energy Physics (Brussels, Belgium), "Minimal Distances and the RG Flow"

 • 5/2012, Planck 2012 (Warsaw, Poland), "R Symmetry and Emergent Symmetry"

• 11/2011, Harvard University, "R Symmetry and Non-Perturbative QFT" 

PhD Projects

•  Microscopic Models for New Rational Conformal Field Theories

•  New Constraints on the Supersymmetric Renormalization Group Flow in Three and Four Dimensions

•  Infinite Dimensional Symmetries and QFT in d > 2

•  Non-Local Operators and Condensed Matter Systems