Prof. Luigi Del Debbio

Personal Chair in Theoretical High Energy Physics
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Theory
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 5212
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

Prof Del Debbio's research interests are in Quantum Field Theory. His main focus is on nonperturbative aspects of field theories, and their application to particle physics. Using both analytical and numerical methods he has worked on several aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics, low-dimensional fermionic models, and models of electroweak symmetry breaking. His numerical work relies on Monte Carlo methods, currently implemented on the latest platforms for High Performance Computing (IBM BlueGene, and GPU systems).


Prof Del Debbio has taught a wide range of courses at the School of Physics and Astronomy, has supervised Integrated Master's projects, and has been an invited lecturer at doctoral schools. He has been the Programme Coordinator for Mathematical Physics for a number of years. He currently teaches Quantum Mechanics in Junior Honours. More details can be found on his website.

Research outputs

  1. Reweighting a parton shower using a neural network: the final-state case
    Enrico Bothmann and Luigi Del Debbio, Journal of High Energy Physics (2018)
  2. Large-order NSPT for lattice gauge theories with fermions DOI
    Luigi Del Debbio, Francesco Di Renzo and Gianluca Filaci, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields (2018)
  3. Precision determination of the strong coupling constant within a global PDF analysis DOI
    Luigi Del Debbio and Richard Ball, European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields (2018)
  4. Parton distributions and lattice QCD calculations DOI
    Huey Wen Lin, Emanuele R. Nocera, Fred Olness, Kostas Orginos, Juan Rojo, Alberto Accardi, Constantia Alexandrou, Alessandro Bacchetta, Giuseppe Bozzi, Jiunn Wei Chen et al., Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics, 100, p. 107-160 (2018)
  5. Heavy domain wall fermions DOI
    Peter A. Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Andreas Jüttner, Ava Khamseh, Justus Tobias Tsang and Oliver Witzel, EPJ Web Conf. Volume, 175 (2018)
  6. The decay constants fD and fDs in the continuum limit of Nf = 2 + 1 domain wall lattice QCD DOI
    P. A. Boyle, L. Del Debbio, A. Jüttner, A. Khamseh, F. Sanfilippo and J. T. Tsang, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017, 12 (2017)
  7. Parton distributions from high-precision collider data DOI
    The NNPDF Collaboration, Richard D. Ball, Valerio Bertone, Stefano Carrazza, Luigi Del Debbio, Stefano Forte, Patrick Groth-Merrild, Alberto Guffanti, Nathan P. Hartland, Zahari Kassabov et al., European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 663 (2017)
  8. A UV complete compositeness scenario DOI
    Luigi Del Debbio, Christoph Englert and Roman Zwicky, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017, 8 (2017)
  9. Erratum to DOI
    T. Blum, P. A. Boyle, L. Del Debbio, R. J. Hudspith, T. Izubuchi, A. Jüttner, C. Lehner, R. Lewis, K. Maltman, M. Krstić Marinković et al., Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017, 5 (2017)
  10. Massive momentum-subtraction scheme DOI
    Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio and Ava Khamseh, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 95, 5 (2017)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11