Richard Kenway
Professor R D Kenway, OBE, FRSE, FInstP, FLSW
 Position
 Tait Professor of Mathematical Physics
 Category
 Academic staff
 Location

James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB)
Room 4422
 Email: r.d.kenway [at] ed.ac.uk
 Tel: +44 (0)131 650 5245
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My research explores nonperturbative aspects of theories of elementary particles using computer simulation of lattice gauge theories, particularly the strong interactions of quarks and gluons described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD).
I led UK participation in the QCDOC project to build three 10 teraflop/s computers to simulate QCD, jointly with the USA and Japan, and these machines operated successfully from 2004 to 2011. I am the principal investigator on grants for a followon project with IBM and Columbia University to build and exploit a 1 petaflop/s prototype BlueGene/Q computer, which was installed at the University of Edinburgh in 2011.
My current research interest is electroweak symmetry breaking to try to understand whether a more fundamental explanation of the Higgs boson is possible. Specifically, I am investigating whether it is possible to construct the Standard Model by localising the gauge fields on a fourdimensional brane in fivedimensional spacetime and connections with AdSCFT duality.
Lagrangian Dynamics (level 10)
Richard has featured in the following recent School news stories:
Recent publications
 , Journal of Statistical Physics
 , Journal of Statistical Physics
 , Physical Review D
 , Proceedings of Science
 , Proceedings of Science, 2013, LATTICE 2013