- Room 109, 2 Kirkby Place, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
- +44 1752 586316
- antonio.rago@plymouth.ac.uk

###### Profiles

# Professor Antonio Rago

### Professor of Theoretical Physics

### School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

**Antonio can be contacted through arrangement with our Press Office, to speak to the media on these areas of expertise.**

- Particle physics
- Lattice gauge theories
- Computational physics
- Theoretical physics
- Standard model
- Statistical mathematics

Email publicrelations@plymouth.ac.uk to enquire.

## Biography

Biography

Associate Professor (Reader) in Theoretical Physics

### Qualifications

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2015–Present Plymouth University, Associate Professor (Reader)

2011–2015 Plymouth University, Lecturer

2009–2011 Wuppertal University, Germany, Postdoc

2007–2009 Swansea University, UK, Postdoc

2003–2007 University of Milano, Italy, Postdoc

2003 University of Torino, Italy, Postdoc

### Professional membership

Member of the UKQCD collaboration:

The purpose of the UKQCD Collaboration is to procure and jointly exploit computing facilities for lattice field theory calculations whose primary aim is to increase the predictive power of the Standard Model of elementary particle interactions through numerical simulation of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).

## Teaching

Teaching

### Teaching interests

My Specialist Subjects are:

Particle Physics, Lattice Gauge Theories, Critical Phenomena, Statistical Mechanics.

## Research

Research

### Research interests

- Beyond the Standard Model Physics.
- Lattice Gauge Theories coupled to matter and string breaking.
- Confinement, k-string fluctuations and large N expansion.
- Perturbative aspects of QCD in the framework of Lattice regularisation.
- Perturbed Conformal Field Theories in d = 2.

## Publications

Publications

Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Journals## Personal

Personal

### Reports & invited lectures

A selection of the talks and invited lectures I have given in the last few years:

(July 2014) Geneve CERN Conceptual advances in lattice gauge theory (LGT14) “Renormalization of the energy-momentum tensor with the Wilson flow”

(May 2014) Southampton “Critical exponents for the 3d Ising model from conformalbootstrap”

(Sept 2013) Plymouth GRAPHENE Theory Meets Experiments “Lattice and Graphene”Glasgow UKQCD Meeting “Could the Higgs be a composite particle? Investigation on the lattice of a BSM extension.”

(Sept 2012) Swansea Strong and Electroweak Matter “Non perturbative Investigationof conformality in SU(2) with two adjoint fermions.”

### Conferences organised

June 2007 “XXIX Theoretical Physics Workshop” Cortona.

June 2006 “XXVIII Theoretical Physics Workshop” Cortona.