Prof. Anthony Kennedy

Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Theory
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5272
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

My current research interests are Lattice Quantum Field Theory (LQFT), Renormalization Theory, algorithms for High Performance Computation (HPC), and computer algebra algorithms for tensor manipulation. I am also interested in HPC hardware and software architecture, Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) methods, and recently also in the numerical analysis for the symmetric eigenvalue problem for very large systems.


I currently teach courses on Quantum Computing Project, and Research Skills for Theoretical Physics as well as supervising numerous MPhys (and MSc) projects.

I am also a personal tutor, mainly for students on the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics MSc programmes.

Research outputs

  1. Investigation of New Methods for Numerical Stochastic Perturbation Theory in $\varphi^4$ Theory DOI
    Mattia Dalla Brida, Marco Garofalo and A. D. Kennedy, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, D96, 5 (2017)
  2. Geometry and Dynamics for Markov Chain Monte Carlo
    Alessandro Barp, Francois-Xavier Briol, Anthony D. Kennedy and Mark Girolami, Annual Review of Statistics and its Application (2017)
  3. Renormalizability of the Schrödinger Functional
    A. D. Kennedy and Stefan Sint, Proceedings of Science, C15-07-14 (2015)
  4. Shadow Hamiltonians, Poisson Brackets, and Gauge Theories DOI
    A. D. Kennedy, P. J. Silva and M. A. Clark, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 87, 3 (2013)
  5. Numerical determination of partial spectrum of Hermitian matrices using a Lanczos method with selective reorthogonalization DOI
    Chris Johnson and A. D. Kennedy, Computer Physics Communications, 184, 3 , p. 689-697 (2012)
  6. Monte Carlo Integration with Subtraction
    Rudy Arthur and A. D. Kennedy (2012)
  7. Momentum Space Proof of BPH Renormalization
    A. D. Kennedy, Physical Review D, Particles and fields (2012)
  8. Bounds on the convergence of Ritz values from Krylov subspaces to interior eigenvalues of Hermitean matrices
    Chris Johnson and A. D. Kennedy (2011)
  9. A lattice Dirac operator for QCD with light dynamical quarks DOI
    Nigel Cundy, A.D. Kennedy and Andreas Schäfer, Nuclear Physics B, B845, p. 30-47 (2011)
  10. Improving dynamical lattice QCD simulations through integrator tuning using Poisson brackets and a force-gradient integrator DOI
    Michael A. Clark, Bálint Joó, A. D. Kennedy and Paulo J. Silva, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, D84, p. 071502 (2011)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11