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

Research interests

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)

Research outputs

  1. Domain wall QCD with physical quark masses DOI
    null RBC, UKQCD collaborations, T. Blum, P. A. Boyle, N. H. Christ, J. Frison, N. Garron, R. J. Hudspith, T. Izubuchi, T. Janowski et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields (2016)
  2. Five-dimensional Gauge Theories in a warped background
    Richard D. Kenway and Eliana Lambrou, Proceedings of Science (2015)
  3. Searching for a continuum 4D field theory arising from a 5D non-abelian gauge theory
    Luigi Del Debbio, Richard D. Kenway, Eliana Lambrou and Enrico Rinaldi, Proceedings of Science, 2013, LATTICE 2013 (2013)
  4. The transition to a layered phase in the anisotropic five-dimensional SU(2) Yang-Mills theory DOI
    Luigi Del Debbio, Richard D. Kenway, Eliana Lambrou and Enrico Rinaldi, Physics Letters B, 724, 1-3 , p. 133-137 (2013)
  5. Mapping application performance to HPC architecture DOI
    Alan Gray, Iain Bethune, Richard Kenway, Lorna Smith, Christine Kitchen, Martin Guest, Paul Calleja, Aleksander Korzynski, Stuart Rankin, Mike Ashworth et al., Computer Physics Communications, 183, 3 , p. 520-529 (2012)
  6. Continuum limit of Bk from 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD DOI
    Y. Aoki, R. Arthur, T. Blum, Peter Boyle, D. Broemmel, N. H. Christ, C. Dawson, T. Izubuchi, C. Jung, C. Kelly et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 84, 1 (2011)
  7. The International Exascale Software Project roadmap DOI
    Jack Dongarra, Pete Beckman, Terry Moore, Patrick Aerts, Giovanni Aloisio, Jean-Claude Andre, David Barkai, Jean-Yves Berthou, Taisuke Boku, Bertrand Braunschweig et al., International Journal of High Performance Computing Applications, 25, 1 , p. 3-60 (2011)
  8. UKQCD software for lattice quantum chromodynamics DOI
    P. A. Boyle, Richard Kenway and C. M. Maynard, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367, 1897 , p. 2585-2594 (2009)
  9. Physical results from 2+1 flavor domain wall QCD and SU(2) chiral perturbation theory DOI
    C. Allton, D. J. Antonio, Y. Aoki, T. Blum, Peter Boyle, N. H. Christ, M. A. Clark, S. D. Cohen, C. Dawson, M. A. Donnellan et al., Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 78, 11 (2008)
  10. Proton lifetime bounds from chirally symmetric lattice QCD DOI
    Y. Aoki, P. Boyle, P. Cooney, L. Del Debbio, R. Kenway, C. M. Maynard, A. Soni and R. Tweedie, Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 78, 5 (2008)
Last updated: 19 Feb 2018 at 21:11