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Professor John Ellis FRS


Clerk Maxwell Professor of Theoretical Physics 

Telephone: +44 020 7848 2470


Office: 7.31

Research Group: Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology

Office Hours: Wednesday 2-4pm


Publications Repository

Also, the publications can be found here.

Some recent publications are:

  • Phenomenology and Cosmology of an Electroweak Pseudo-Dilaton and Electroweak Baryons. Bruce A. Campbell, John Ellis, Keith A. Olive, . arXiv:1111.4495 [hep-ph]
  • Supersymmetry in Light of 1/fb of LHC Data.O. Buchmueller et al. arXiv:1110.3568 [hep-ph]
  • On the Possibility of Superluminal Neutrino Propagation.Jean Alexandre, John Ellis, Nick E. Mavromatos, arXiv:1109.6296 [hep-ph]
  • An Enhanced Cosmological Li6 Abundance as a Potential Signature of Residual Dark Matter Annihilations.John Ellis, Brian D. Fields, Feng Luo, Keith A. Olive, Vassilis C. Spanos, . arXiv:1109.0549 [astro-ph.CO]

Research Interests

My primary research is particle physics beyond the Standard Model, but I also stray into related areas of high-energy astrophysics and cosmology. Within particle physics, I am particularly interested in predictions for collider experiments and the interpretation of their results, and my interests in astrophysics and cosmology include dark matter and strategies to detect it, as well as dark energy and cosmological inflation.

Specific research topics include the Higgs boson (or whatever replaces it), searches for it at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC), and its possible connections with matter-antimatter asymmetry and the generation of matter in the Universe. Much of my research concerns supersymmetry, which I consider to be one of the most promising possible extensions of the Standard Model, and I am working actively on searches for supersymmetric particles at the LHC and as astrophysical dark matter.

I am also interested in models of quantum gravity, particularly those derived from string theory, and am in quest of possible experimental probes of such models, either in accelerator experiments or in high-energy astrophysics and cosmology.

Phd Vacancies

Applications are invited for research in the Theoretical Particle Physics & Cosmology group.

To apply for the Physics MPhil/PhD please fill in an application form  Further details and guidelines can be found here .

All relevant information regarding eligibility, including academic and English language requirements, is available from the online prospectus.

Funding your PhD

We have several funded opportunities available.  All eligible applications will be automatically considered for these award.   There are a number of funding schemes available associated with different application deadlines and eligibility requirements. Please visit our 'Funding your PhD ' webpage for further details.

For further details contact Professor John Ellis and or the Postgraduate Tutor Dr Gregory Wurtz .



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