Professor Paul Townsend


  • Postdoc positions at SUNY, Stony Brook, USA; CERN (UK junior fellow), Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris (Joliot-Curie fellow).
  • Appointed DAMTP lecturer 1984. Currently DAMTP Professor of Theoretical Physics.
  • Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, 2000


General Relativity, supersymmetry, string/M-theory, solitons, cosmology and various topics in Mathematical Physics

Selected Publications

  • D. Mateos and P.K. Townsend, ``Supertubes'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 87:011602 (2001)
  • M.N.R. Wohlfarth and P.K. Townsend, ``Accelerating cosmologies from compactification'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 91:061302, (2003)
  • E.A. Bergshoeff, G.W. Gibbons and P.K. Townsend, ``Open M5-branes'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 97:231601, (2006)
  • E. Bergshoeff, O. Hohm and P.K. Townsend, ``Massive gravity in three dimensions'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 102:201301 (2009)
  • L. Mezincescu and P.K. Townsend, ``Anyons from strings'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 105:191601 (2010)