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

Recent Publications


  • E.A. Bergshoeff, W.Merbis, A.J. Routh and P.K. Townsend, ``The Third Way to 3D Gravity'', Int. J. Mod. Phys. D24 (2015) 1544015
  • L. Mezincescu, A.J. Routh and P.K. Townsend, ``Twistors and the massive spinning particle'', J. Phys. A49 (2016) 025401
  • A.S. Arvanitakis, L. Mezincescu and P.K. Townsend, ``Worldline CPT and massless supermultiplets'', Int. J. Mod. Phys. A31 (2016) 1650152
  • J. Gomis and P.K. Townsend, ``The Galilean Superstring'', JHEP 1702 (2017) 105
  • A.S. Arvanitakis, A.E. Barns-Graham and P.K. Townsend, ``Anti-de Sitter particles and manifest (super)isometries'', Phys. Rev. Lett. 118 (2017) 141601