Matthew Renwick


Department of Mathematical Sciences
Durham University
Lower Mountjoy
Stockton Road
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About me

I am a PhD student in the Centre for Particle Theory in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Durham University, working under the supervision of Dr. Stefano Cremonesi. I completed an M. Sci Physics degree from the University of Nottingham in June 2016 and I was awarded the Salmon Prize for the highest achieving M. Sci graduand from the School of Physics and Astronomy. I began my PhD in theoretical particle physics at Durham in October 2016 and I am a member of Ustinov College. I am currently a departmental postgraduate student representative and previously I was both the vice-president and treasurer for the Darts Society during my time at the University of Nottingham.


My research focuses on supersymmetric localization in two dimensions and supersymmetry in curved space. Localization is a powerful technique used in supersymmetric field theories to exactly compute partition functions and correlation functions. My interests lie in quantum field theory and supersymmetry and I am eager to learn more about mirror symmetry. During my master's degree, my third-year project comprised investigating axions "shining light through walls" and I completed my final year project on spontaneous symmetry breaking and the Higgs mechanism.

Conferences Attended

  • 16 November 2019: North British Mathematical Physics Seminar (NBMPS) 57, Durham, UK.
  • 19-20 December 2018: Young Theorists' Forum (YTF) 11, Durham, UK. (Organising Committee)
  • 17-19 December 2018: Annual Theory Meeting, Durham, UK.
  • 16-27 July 2018: IHES 2018 Summer School on supersymmetric localization and exact results at the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques, France.
  • 18-20 December 2017: Annual Theory Meeting, Durham, UK.
  • 27 November - 15 December 2017: LACES 2017 Winter school on gauge and string theory at the Galileo Institute for theoretical physics, Florence, Italy.
  • 21 September 2017: North British Mathematical Physics Seminar 51, Durham, UK.
  • 19-21 December 2016: Annual Theory Meeting, Durham, UK.

Talks Given

  • 16 November 2019: NBMPS57 "Correlators of monopole operators in 3d N = 4 theories", Durham, UK.
  • 20 December 2018: YTF11 "A Gentle Introduction to Supersymmetric Localization", Durham, UK.
  • 19 November 2018: HEP Journal Club "Two-dimensional N = (2,2) geometry from gauge theory", Durham, UK.
  • 11 December 2017: LACES Gong Show "Two-dimensional N = (2,2) supersymmetric gauge theories and mirror symmetry", Florence, Italy.


  • Epiphany 2019 - 2 Calculus Tutorials (Fortnightly).
  • Michaelmas 2019 - 2 Calculus Tutorials (Weekly).
  • Michaelmas 2018 - 2 Single Maths A Tutorials (Weekly).
  • Epiphany 2018 - 2 Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers Tutorials (Fortnightly) and 1 Single Maths A Tutorial (Weekly).