Prof. Peter Boyle

Personal Chair in Computational Quantum Field Theory
Research Theme:
Particle and Nuclear Physics
Research Group:
Particle Physics Theory
Email address:
Telephone number:
+44 (0)131 650 6573
School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom

Research interests

Low energy Quantum Chromodynamics using computer  simulation, and particularly matrix elements of hadrons that are required to constrain fundamental parameters of the standard model and search for physics beyond the standard model. I believe my publications represent the best constraints on Vus and BK which enter the famous unitarity triangle.

Subtopics: Kaon matrix elements - BK, Kl3 , K->pi pi. Non-perturbative renormalisation of Lattice operators. Chiral lagrangian. Hadron spectrum and decay constants. Electromagnetic effects. 

I am a member of the RBC-UKQCD collaboration, and collaborate with Columbia University, Southampton, Brookhaven National Laboratory, RIKEN Brookhaven Research Center, University of Virginia, University of Connecticut. 


I currently teach:

  • Standard Model 5th year integrated masters
  • PDE's component of Fourier analysis and Statistics 3H

I have previously taught:

  • Physical Mathematics 3H
  • Computational Methods 3H

Research outputs

  1. Calculation of the hadronic vacuum polarization contribution to the muon anomalous magnetic moment DOI
    T. Blum, P. A. Boyle, V. Gülpers, T. Izubuchi, L. Jin, C. Jung, A. Jüttner, C. Lehner, A. Portelli and J. T. Tsang, Physical Review Letters, 121 (2018)
  2. BSM Kaon Mixing at the Physical Point DOI
    Peter Boyle, Nicolas Garron, Julia Kettle, Ava Khamseh and Justus Tobias Tsang, EPJ Web Conf. Volume, 175 (2018)
  3. 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)
  4. 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)
  5. Accelerating HPC codes on Intel(R) Omni-Path Architecture networks
    Peter Boyle, Michael Chuvelev, Guido Cossu, Christopher Kelly, Christoph Lehner and Lawrence Meadows, Computer Physics Communications (2017)
  6. Neutral kaon mixing beyond the Standard Model with nf=2+1 chiral fermions part II DOI
    P. A. Boyle, N. Garron, R. J. Hudspith, C. Lehner and A. T. Lytle, Journal of High Energy Physics, 10, 054 (2017)
  7. Isospin breaking corrections to meson masses and the hadronic vacuum polarization: a comparative study DOI
    P. Boyle, V. Gülpers, J. Harrison, A. Jüttner, C. Lehner, A. Portelli and C. T. Sachrajda, Journal of High Energy Physics, 2017 (2017)
  8. 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)
  9. Massive momentum-subtraction scheme DOI
    Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio and Ava Khamseh, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 95, 5 (2017)
  10. Computing the muon anomalous magnetic moment using the hybrid method with physical quark masses
    Matt Spraggs, Peter Boyle, Luigi Del Debbio, Taku Izubuchi, Andreas Jüttner, Christoph Lehner, Kim Maltman, Marina Krstić Marinković and Antonin Portelli, Proceedings of Science, Part F128557 (2016)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11