- Address: Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PU, UK
- Phone: (+44)(0)1865 273953
- Email: lukas at physics.ox.ac.uk
- Office: Beecroft, 512.70.11
My main area of research is string- and M-theory. M-theory is the leading candidate for a fundamental unifying theory of all known forces in nature including gravity. Most of my work is concerned with the "phenomenology" of M-theory models, that is, with the task of relating M-theory to low-energy particle physics and early universe cosmology. Some of the problems I am currently interested in are heterotic model-building, algorithmic algebraic geometry, manifolds with G-structures, M-theory on manifolds with G2 holonomy, cosmology and applications of machine learning to particle and string theory. In the past I have been working on a wide range of topics including supergravity phenomenology, quantum cosmology, neutrino physics, M-theory phenomenology, brane-world models and string cosmology. For a list of my publications follow this link.
- From Oct 2008: Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
- 2004-2008: University Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford, fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
- 2000-2005: PPARC (now STFC) Advanced Fellow.
- 2000-2004: Member of faculty in Theoretical Physics at the University of Sussex.
- 1998-2000: Postdoctoral fellow in Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford.
- 1996-1998: Postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
- 1995: PhD in 1995 at the Technical University of Munich
- 1991: diploma degree in physics at the University of Wuppertal.
Calabi-Yau data, packages and more
- STRINGVACUA: A Mathematica package for studying vacuum configurations in string phenomenology
- Cicy three-fold list: A list of all complete intersection Calabi-Yau three-folds in products of projective spaces.
- Positive monad bundles on toric Calabi-Yau hypersurfaces (related to arXiv:1108.1031)
- Line bundle standard models (related to arXiv:1202.1757)
- Cicy four-fold list (related to arXiv:1303.1832)
- Calabi-Yau manifolds are difficult to visualize. If you want to know what they sound like brace yourself and listen to this...