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.


Various topics in GR, string/M-theory, and recently some condensed matter topics

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)
  • K. Skenderis and P.K. Townsend, ``Hidden supersymmetry of domain walls and cosmologies'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 96:191301, (2006)
  • G. Sierra and P.K. Townsend, ``Landau levels and Riemann zeros'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 101:110201, (2008)