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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


  • 2003-present Professor of Theoretical Physics
  • 2009-2019 Director ICTP, Trieste ( On leave from DAMTP
  • 2001-2003 Reader in Theoretical Physics, DAMTP
  • 2000-2001 University Lecturer, DAMTP
  • 1998-2000 PPARC Advanced Research Fellow, DAMTP
  • 1997-1998 Professor of Physics, UNAM, Mexico
  • 1995-1996 Paid Associate CERN, Switzerland
  • 1991-1995 Chef des Travaux, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • 1989-1991 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • 1988-1989 Postoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada
  • 1986-1988 Research Fellow, CERN, Switzerland


Fernando Quevedo is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, DAMTP. His work is mostly on String Theory and its potential phenomenological and cosmological implications.

Selected Publications

  • J.P.Conlon, S.S.Abdussalam, F.Quevedo and K.Suruliz, ``Soft SUSY breaking terms for chiral matter in IIB string compactifications,'' JHEP 0701 (2007) 032 [arXiv:hep-th/0610129].
  • V. Balasubramanian, P. Berglund, J. P. Conlon, F. Quevedo ``Systematics of moduli stabilisation in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications''. JHEP 0503 (2005) 007, [arXiv: hep-th/0502058].
  • C.P.Burgess, R.Kallosh and F.Quevedo, ``de Sitter string vacua from supersymmetric D-terms,'' JHEP 0310 (2003) 056 [arXiv:hep-th/0309187].
  • C.P.Burgess, M.Majumdar, D.Nolte, F.Quevedo, G.Rajesh and R.J.Zhang, ``The inflationary brane-antibrane universe,'' JHEP 0107 (2001) 047 [arXiv:hep-th/0105204].
  • G.Aldazabal, L.E.Ibanez, F.Quevedo and A.M.Uranga, ``D-branes at singularities: A bottom-up approach to the string embedding of %the standard model,'' JHEP 0008 (2000) 002 [arXiv:hep-th/0005067].
  • REVIEW ARTICLE F.Quevedo, ``Lectures on string/brane cosmology,'' Class. Quant. Grav. 19 (2002) 5721 [arXiv:hep-th/0210292].
  • POPULAR SCIENCE C.Burgess and F.Quevedo, ``The great cosmic roller-coaster ride,'' Scientific American November (2007)

Selected External Activities

  • Director ICTP (UNESCO/IAEA/Italy institution for research and promotion of science in developing countries:
  • 2005-2008 STFC/PPARC Particle Physics Grants Panel (Theory)
  • 2005,2007,2008 International Coordinator of Network of Guatemalan Scientists.


D-branes at del Pezzo singularities: Global embedding and moduli stabilisation
M Cicoli, S Krippendorf, C Mayrhofer, F Quevedo, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
de Sitter string vacua from dilaton-dependent non-perturbative effects
M Cicoli, A Maharana, F Quevedo, CP Burgess
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Modulated reheating and large non-gaussianity in string cosmology
M Cicoli, G Tasinato, I Zavala, CP Burgess, F Quevedo
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
On brane back-reaction and de Sitter solutions in higher-dimensional supergravity
CP Burgess, A Maharana, L Van Nierop, AA Nizami, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
S-branes, negative tension branes and cosmology
F Quevedo, G Tasinato, I Zavala
– String Phenomenology
Anisotropic modulus stabilisation: strings at LHC scales with micron-sized extra dimensions
M Cicoli, CP Burgess, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Towards a systematic construction of realistic D-brane models on a del Pezzo singularity
MJ Dolan, S Krippendorf, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
String moduli inflation: an overview
M Cicoli, F Quevedo
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
Radiative fermion masses in local D-brane models
CP Burgess, S Krippendorf, A Maharana, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
New constraints (and motivations) for abelian gauge bosons in the MeV-TeV mass range
M Williams, CP Burgess, A Maharana, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
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