Dr Anton Ilderton
Lecturer in Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
MA (Hons) Mathematics, Cambridge, 2000 C.Adv.S.M. (Part III Mathematics), Cambridge 2001 PhD in high energy physics, Centre for Particle Theory, Durham (2006)
Quantum field theory in external fields, nonperturbative pair production, high energy physics, lightfront quantisation, intense laser physics I work on particle physics and quantum field theory under the influence of external conditions. I am interested in how strong electromagnetic fields (as found in magnetars, in the collision point of particle colliders, and as may be produced by ultra-intense lasers) can be used to probe fundamental physics both within the standard model and beyond. I am especially interested in nonperturbative phenomena, such as Schwinger pair creation, and also the use of Schrödinger picture and lightfront methods.
A full list of my publications is available at Google Scholar
Reports & invited lectures
2018: PhD course on "Strong Field QED", Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden 2017: Lecturing at the ELI-NP summer school on intense laser physics, Romania. 2015: Lecturing at the ELI-NP summer school on intense laser physics, Romania.