Professor Nick Dorey

  • College positions:
    Bye Fellow
    College Lecturer
  • University positions:
    Professor of Theoretical Physics, DAMTP
  • Subjects: Mathematics


BA Mathematics (Cambridge)
PhD Physics (Edinburgh)

Research interests

My main research area is Quantum Field Theory (QFT) which is the universal theoretical framework underlying Particle Physics, as well as large parts of Cosmology and Solid-State Physics. I am particularly interested in special examples where exact analytic calculations are possible in QFT allowing us to go beyond the domain of the usual perturbative series whose terms correspond to Feynman diagrams.

Teaching Interests

I typically lecture one of the large theoretical physics courses in Part III Mathematics (currently Quantum Field Theory) in addition to a course from the earlier parts of the Tripos (currently Applications of Quantum Mechanics). I also supervise PhD students.

Awards and prizes

Whitehead Prize, London Mathematical Society (2003)

Selected Publications

N.~Dorey, D.~M.~Hofman and J.~M.~Maldacena, ``On the singularities of the magnon S-matrix,'' Phys.\ Rev.\ D 76 (2007) 025011 [arXiv:hep-th/0703104].

H.~Y.~Chen, N.~Dorey and K.~Okamura, ``Dyonic giant magnons,'' JHEP 0609 (2006) 024 [arXiv:hep-th/0605155].

N.~Dorey, ``Magnon bound states and the AdS/CFT correspondence,'' J.\ Phys.\ A 39 (2006) 13119 [arXiv:hep-th/0604175

N.~Dorey, T.~J.~Hollowood and S.~P.~Kumar, ``S-duality of the Leigh-Strassler deformation via matrix models,'' JHEP 0212 (2002) 003 [arXiv:hep-th/0210239].

N.~Dorey, T.~J.~Hollowood, S.~Prem Kumar and A.~Sinkovics, ``Exact superpotentials from matrix models,'' JHEP 0211 (2002) 039 [arXiv:hep-th/0209089].

N.~Dorey, T.~J.~Hollowood, V.~V.~Khoze and M.~P.~Mattis, ``The calculus of many instantons,'' Phys.\ Rept.\ 371 (2002) 231 [arXiv:hep-th/0206063].

    Other interests

    Electric and Acoustic Guitar