NEWS ---I am looking for PhD students starting in 2018 to work on `Noncommutative geometry in 3d quantum gravity' or `The spin-orbit force in the Skyrme model' or `Synthetic topological gauge fields' - for details scroll down at Maxwell Graduate School . If you are interested in other PhD projects related to topological solitons or 3d gravity please contact me directly!
My research area is mathematical physics, particularly geometric and solitonic models of matter and quantum gravity in three dimensions. For details have a look at my publications, and those of my current and past research students.
I am a founding member of the Edinburgh Mathematical Physics Group (EMPG) and the North British Mathematical Physics Seminars (NBMPS).
When not in Edinburgh I am often in South Africa, Ghana or Rwanda in connection with the African Institutes for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) there.