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Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics Group

 

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, Bures-sur-Yvette
  • 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 [hep-th].
  • 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 [hep-th].
  • Skinner, D., A Direct Proof of BCFW Recursion for Twistor Strings, JHEP 1101 (2011).
  • Mason, L. and Skinner, D., The Complete Planar S-Matrix 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

Gravity from Rational Curves in Twistor Space
F Cachazo, D Skinner
– Phys Rev Lett
(2013)
110,
161301
Gravity in Twistor Space and its Grassmannian Formulation
F Cachazo, L Mason, D Skinner
(2012)
Descent Equations for Superamplitudes
DB Skinner, M Bullimore
(2011)
Scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops in twistor space
T Adamo, M Bullimore, L Mason, D Skinner
– Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
(2011)
44,
454008
A prooof of the correlation function/supersymmetric Wilson loop correspondence
T Adamo, M Bullimore, L Mason, D Skinner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2011)
2011,
76
Amplitudes at weak coupling as polytopes in AdS(5)
L Mason, D Skinner
– Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
(2011)
44,
135401
A direct proof of BCFW recursion for twistor-strings
D Skinner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2011)
2011,
72
Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space
DB Skinner, M Bullimore
(2011)
MHV diagrams in momentum twistor space
M Bullimore, L Mason, D Skinner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2010)
2010,
32
The complete planar S-matrix of $ \mathcal{N} = 4 $ SYM as a Wilson loop in twistor space
L Mason, D Skinner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2010)
2010,
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B1.21

Telephone

01223 766921