Quantum field theory in external fields, nonperturbative pair production, high energy physics, lightfront quantisation, intense laser physics
Anton works on particle physics and quantum field theory under the influence of external conditions. He is interested in how strong electromagnetic fields (as found in magnetars, in the collision point of particle colliders, and as may be produced by ultra-intense lasers) can be used to probe fundamental physics both within the standard model and beyond. He is especially interested in nonperturbative phenomena, such as Schwinger pair creation, the use of Schrödinger picture and lightfront methods.
After completing his PhD in Durham, Anton held postdoc positions at Plymouth University, Trinity College Dublin, Umeå University and Chalmers. Anton has won research grants, as P.I., from the Irish Research Council, the Swedish Research Council and the Olle Engkvist Foundation. He rejoined Plymouth University in 2016, having won a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, and in 2017 was appointed as a lecturer in theoretical physics.
Anton has recently won two new research grants. He is Co-PI on the EPSRC grant
together with Ben King and Co-PI on the Royal Society Newton Mobility Award
“New contributions for quantum electrodynamics in background fields” (2018-2019)
together with James Edwards.
Recent publication highlights