Prof. Arjun Berera

Personal Chair in Theoretical Physics
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Theory
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5246
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

My research areas are in Quantum Field Theory and Statistical Physics. My primary research interests are in early universe cosmology theory.  I also have research interest in turbulence.  My interests in cosmology have been focused on developing a more complete description of the early phases of the Big-Bang through my model called warm inflation, which I created in the mid-90s.  My work in this direction involves particle physics and nonequilibrium quantum field theory.


In the past few years I have taught courses in Quantum and Statistical Physics and Quantum Field Theory.

Research outputs

  1. Chaotic properties of a turbulent isotropic fluid DOI
    A. Berera and R. D. J. G. Ho, Physical Review Letters, 120 (2018)
  2. Comparison of forcing functions in magnetohydrodynamics DOI
    Mairi E. McKay, Moritz Linkmann, Daniel Clark, Adam A. Chalupa and Arjun Berera, Physical Review Fluids, 2, 11 (2017)
  3. Space Dust Collisions as a Planetary Escape Mechanism DOI
    Arjun Berera, Astrobiology, 17, 12 , p. 1274-1282 (2017)
  4. Knotty inflation and the dimensionality of spacetime DOI
    Arjun Berera, Roman V. Buniy, Thomas W. Kephart, Heinrich Paes and Joao G. Rosa, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 77, 10 (2017)
  5. Effects of Magnetic and Kinetic Helicities on the Growth of Magnetic Fields in Laminar and Turbulent Flows by Helical Fourier Decomposition DOI
    Moritz Linkmann, Ganapati Sahoo, Mairi McKay, Arjun Berera and Luca Biferale, Astrophysical Journal, 836, 1 (2017)
  6. Reynolds-number dependence of the dimensionless dissipation rate in homogeneous magnetohydrodynamic turbulence DOI
    Moritz Linkmann, Arjun Berera and Erin E. Goldstraw, Physical Review E, 95, 1 (2017)
  7. Warm Little Inflaton DOI
    Mar Bastero-Gil, Arjun Berera, Rudnei O. Ramos and Joao G. Rosa, Physical Review Letters, 117, 15 (2016)
  8. Stability of the pion string in a thermal and dense medium DOI
    Arjun Berera, Robert Brandenberger, Joel Mabillard and Rudnei O. Ramos, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 94 (2016)
  9. Helical mode interactions and spectral transfer processes in magnetohydrodynamic turbulence DOI
    Moritz Linkmann, Arjun Berera, Mairi McKay and Julia Jäger, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 791, p. 61-96 (2016)
  10. Exploring the Parameter Space of Warm-Inflation Models DOI
    Mar Bastero-Gil, Arjun Berera and Nico Kronberg, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (JCAP) (2015)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11