Dr C. Furey


  • 2016-date:  Walter Grant Scott research fellow in physics, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
  • 2006-2015:  PhD student, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo (with interruptions)


Cohl is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics high energy physics research group.  

Cohl's work focusses on finding an underlying mathematical structure to the standard model of particle physics.  The goal of such a search is to answer open questions in the standard model, such as:  Why are there three generations of quarks and leptons?  Why does weak isospin act only on fermions which are left-handed?  Why is the standard model's gauge group given by SU(3)xSU(2)xU(1)/Z_6?  Progress has been made on these questions by considering division algebras, and the Clifford algebras that they generate.    

Selected Publications