Professor David Tong
Hello. Welcome to my web pages. I'm a theoretical physicist at the
University of Cambridge. I am a professor
in the Department of Applied
Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and a fellow of Trinity College.
I work on Quantum Field Theory. This is a vast topic which touches upon many different parts of physics and mathematics. Over the years, I've studied aspects of quantum field theory related to string theory, supersymmetry, solitons, geometry, cosmology and condensed matter physics. You can read more about my research and publications on my research pages. You can find lecture notes on various topics in theoretical physics on my teaching pages.
- 2011-present: University of Cambridge, Professor.
- 2009-present: Trinity College, Cambridge, Fellow.
- 2008-2012: TIFR, Mumbai Adjunct Professor.
- 2004-2011: University of Cambridge, Lecturer, then Reader.
- 2004: Stanford University and SLAC, Visiting Researcher.
- 2001-2004: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Pappalardo fellow.
- 2000-2001: Columbia University, Postdoc.
- 1999-2000: Kings College, London, EPSRC postdoctoral fellow.
- 1998-1999: TIFR, Mumbai, India, Research fellow.
- 1997-1998: University of Washington, Seattle. Visiting student.
- 1995-1998: University of Wales, Swansea. PhD in Theoretical Physics.
- 1994-1995: Kings College, London. MSc in Mathematics.
- 1991-1994: University of Nottingham. BSc in Mathematical Physics.
Prizes, Fellowships and Awards
- 2017: Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award
- 2013: Pilkington Teaching Prize University of Cambridge
- 2011: ERC Starting Investigator Grant
- 2011: FQXI Essay Competition (Second Prize).
- 2008: Adams Prize
- 2004: Royal Society URF
- 1999: EPSRC Fellowship