Prof. Richard Kenway
 Position:

PROFESSOR
 Research Theme:
 Particle and Nuclear Physics
 Research Group:
 Particle Physics Theory
 Institution:
 Edinburgh
 Email address:
 r.d.kenway@ed.ac.uk
 Website:
 http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/people/richardkenway
 Telephone number:
 +44 (0)131 650 5245
 Address:
 School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom
Research interests
My research explores nonperturbative 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 followon 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 fourdimensional brane in fivedimensional spacetime and connections with AdSCFT duality.
Teaching
Lagrangian Dynamics (level 10)
Research outputs
 Protection against Cloning for Deep Learning, Journal of Statistical Physics (2018)
 Vulnerability of Deep Learning, Journal of Statistical Physics (2018)
 Domain wall QCD with physical quark masses DOI, Physical Review D, Particles and fields (2016)
 Fivedimensional Gauge Theories in a warped background, Proceedings of Science (2015)
 Searching for a continuum 4D field theory arising from a 5D nonabelian gauge theory, Proceedings of Science, 2013, LATTICE 2013 (2013)
 The transition to a layered phase in the anisotropic fivedimensional SU(2) YangMills theory DOI, Physics Letters B, 724, 13 , p. 133137 (2013)
 Mapping application performance to HPC architecture DOI, Computer Physics Communications, 183, 3 , p. 520529 (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. 360 (2011)
 UKQCD software for lattice quantum chromodynamics DOI, Philosophical Transactions A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367, 1897 , p. 25852594 (2009)