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Jamal Shafiq

Research student, School of Mathematics

Overview


Prior to the Ph.D. I completed a master's in particle physics at Queen Mary, University of London with a thesis on superconformal field theories. I obtained a bachelor's in physics from the University of Warwick, with a research project on applying Monte Carlo and Bayesian parameter estimation methods to semi-leptonic decay data, from the LHC.

Research

Research interests

Conformal field theory


My thesis focuses on vertex operator algebras, which are algebraic structures that arise in conformal field theory, codifying their symmetries. The primary focus is their representation theory, that is, the modules they admit. Their study is also interconnected with the theory of Lie algebras and modular forms.


Prior to commencing the Ph.D., the work for my master's thesis involved studying a correspondence between so-called chiral algebras of conformal field theories in two and four dimensions, with supersymmetry.

Thesis

Vertex Algebras and Conformal Field Theory

Supervisors

Dr Simon Wood photograpgh

Dr Simon Wood

Senior Lecturer

Areas of expertise