Career

09/2012  date: Lecturer, then Reader, DAMTP, Cambridge
 09/2012  08/2013: IBM Einstein Fellow, IAS, Princeton
 09/2009  08/2012: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute
 01/2009  05/2009: Visiting Scholar, IHÉS, BuressurYvette
 09/2007  08/2009: Postdoc, Mathematical Institute, Oxford
 09/2003  08/2007: Junior Research Fellowship, Oxford
 07/2003: D.Phil, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Research
David is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics High Energy Theory research group, and a Visiting Fellow of Perimeter Institute, Ontario. He is interested in quantum field theory, string theory and twistor theory, with particular emphasis on their application to scattering amplitudes in gauge and gravitational theories.
Selected Publications
 Adamo, T., Casali, E. and Skinner, D., Perturbative Gravity at Null Infinity, Class. Quant. Grav. 31 (2014).
 Adamo, T., Casali, E. and Skinner, D., Ambitwistor Strings and the Scattering Equations at One Loop, JHEP 1404 (2014).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Ambitwistor Strings and the Scattering Equations, JHEP 1407 (2014).
 Skinner, D., Twistor Strings for N=8 Supergravity, arXiv:1301.0868 [hepth].
 Cachazo, F. and Skinner, D., Gravity from Rational Curves, Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013).
 Bullimore, M. and Skinner, D., Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space, arXiv:1101.1329 [hepth].
 Skinner, D., A Direct Proof of BCFW Recursion for Twistor Strings, JHEP 1101 (2011).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., The Complete Planar SMatrix of N=4 SYM as a Wilson Loop in Twistor Space, JHEP 1012 (2010).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Dual Superconformal Invariance, Momentum Twistors and Grassmannians, JHEP 0911 (2009).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Scattering Amplitudes and BCFW Recursion in Twistor Space, JHEP 1001 (2010).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Gravity, Twistors and the MHV Formalism, Comm.Math.Phys. 294 (2010).
 Boels, R., Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Supersymmetric Gauge Theories in Twistor Space, JHEP 0702 (2007).
Publications
Gauge theory and boundary integrability. Part II. Elliptic and trigonometric cases
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
80
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2020)080)
Twistor strings for $ \mathcal{N} $ = 8 supergravity
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
47
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2020)047)
Gauge theory and boundary integrability
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2019)
2019,
195
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2019)195)
Minitwistors and 3d YangMillsHiggs theory
– Journal of Mathematical Physics
(2018)
59,
122301
(DOI: 10.1063/1.5030417)
A gluing operator for the ambitwistor string
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
69
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2018)069)
A worldsheet theory for supergravity
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2015)
2015,
116
(DOI: 10.1007/jhep02(2015)116)
Perturbative gravity at null infinity
– Classical and Quantum Gravity
(2014)
31,
225008
Ambitwistor strings and the scattering equations
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2014)
2014,
48
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2014)048)
Ambitwistor strings and the scattering equations at one loop
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2014)
2014,
104
(DOI: 10.1007/jhep04(2014)104)
Gravity from rational curves in twistor space
– Physical review letters
(2013)
110,
161301
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