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Gerard Watts gained his PhD from Cambridge in 1990, under the supervision of Peter Goddard. He then had postdoctoral research positions in Durham, Montreal and Paris while also holding a research fellowship from St John's College Cambridge.

He was awarded an Advanced Research Fellowship from the then EPSRC and moved to King's in 1996. Gerard was appointed Lecturer in 2000 and Reader in 2001.  He was promoted to Professor in 2017.

He has supervised five PhD students in King's, held grants from the EU, Royal Society, London Mathematical Society and the Institute of Physics and organised numerous workshops and conferences, most notably the UK Integrable and Conformal Field theory meetings which he started at King's in 1996 and have been held annually around the country since then. 


Research Interests

  • Conformal field theory in two dimensions
  • Integrable quantum field theory
  • Infinite dimensional algebras and their applications
  • Numerical and algebraic approaches to renormalisation group flows

Further Information

Research Profile and Publications

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