Dr Matthew Buican
Dr Matthew BuicanRoyal 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
I am not currently teaching a course
• 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"
• 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