Martin Lavelle

Theoretical physics, Quantum field theories in external fields, Construction of physical charges in gauge theories.

Martin’s research is on quantum field theory. In particular he works on gauge theories and the construction of physical charges in QED and QCD. He also works on infra-red divergences in scattering processes and also in the presence of background fields such as high power lasers. He came to Plymouth in 1998 after postdoctoral research in Dublin, Regensburg, Mainz and Barcelona. More recently he has held a visiting professorship at the University of Montpellier and is a referee for various international journals. In 2012 he was an invited speaker at the JLAB Workshop on Confinement Physics. Martin is the admissions tutor for our mathematics degrees and plays a leading role in our mathematics outreach programme often working with the Further Mathematics Support Programme.