Prof. Richard Kenway
- Research Theme:
- Particle and Nuclear Physics
- Research Group:
- Particle Physics Theory
- Email address:
- Telephone number:
- +44 (0)131 650 5245
- School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom
My research explores non-perturbative aspects of theories of elementary particles using computer simulation of lattice gauge theories, particularly the strong interactions of quarks and gluons described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).
I led UK participation in the QCDOC project to build three 10 teraflop/s computers to simulate QCD, jointly with the USA and Japan, and these machines operated successfully from 2004 to 2011. I am the principal investigator on grants for a follow-on project with IBM and Columbia University to build and exploit a 1 petaflop/s prototype BlueGene/Q computer, which was installed at the University of Edinburgh in 2011.
My current research interest is electroweak symmetry breaking to try to understand whether a more fundamental explanation of the Higgs boson is possible. Specifically, I am investigating whether it is possible to construct the Standard Model by localising the gauge fields on a four-dimensional brane in five-dimensional space-time and connections with AdS-CFT duality.
Lagrangian Dynamics (level 10)
- Domain wall QCD with physical quark masses DOI, Physical Review D, Particles and fields (2016)
- Five-dimensional Gauge Theories in a warped background, Proceedings of Science (2015)
- Searching for a continuum 4D field theory arising from a 5D non-abelian gauge theory, Proceedings of Science, 2013, LATTICE 2013 (2013)
- The transition to a layered phase in the anisotropic five-dimensional SU(2) Yang-Mills theory DOI, Physics Letters B, 724, 1-3 , p. 133-137 (2013)
- Mapping application performance to HPC architecture DOI, Computer Physics Communications, 183, 3 , p. 520-529 (2012)
- Continuum limit of Bk from 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD DOI, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 84, 1 (2011)
- The International Exascale Software Project roadmap DOI, International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 25, 1 , p. 3-60 (2011)
- UKQCD software for lattice quantum chromodynamics DOI, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367, 1897 , p. 2585-2594 (2009)
- Physical results from 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD and SU(2) chiral perturbation theory DOI, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 78, 11 (2008)
- Proton lifetime bounds from chirally symmetric lattice QCD DOI, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 78, 5 (2008)