Career

09/2012  date: Lecturer, then Reader, DAMTP, Cambridge
 09/2012  08/2013: IBM Einstein Fellow, IAS, Princeton
 09/2009  08/2012: Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute
 01/2009  05/2009: Visiting Scholar, IHÉS, BuressurYvette
 09/2007  08/2009: Postdoc, Mathematical Institute, Oxford
 09/2003  08/2007: Junior Research Fellowship, Oxford
 07/2003: D.Phil, Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford
Research
David is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics High Energy Theory research group, and a Visiting Fellow of Perimeter Institute, Ontario. He is interested in quantum field theory, string theory and twistor theory, with particular emphasis on their application to scattering amplitudes in gauge and gravitational theories.
Selected Publications
 Adamo, T., Casali, E. and Skinner, D., Perturbative Gravity at Null Infinity, Class. Quant. Grav. 31 (2014).
 Adamo, T., Casali, E. and Skinner, D., Ambitwistor Strings and the Scattering Equations at One Loop, JHEP 1404 (2014).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Ambitwistor Strings and the Scattering Equations, JHEP 1407 (2014).
 Skinner, D., Twistor Strings for N=8 Supergravity, arXiv:1301.0868 [hepth].
 Cachazo, F. and Skinner, D., Gravity from Rational Curves, Phys.Rev.Lett. 110 (2013).
 Bullimore, M. and Skinner, D., Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space, arXiv:1101.1329 [hepth].
 Skinner, D., A Direct Proof of BCFW Recursion for Twistor Strings, JHEP 1101 (2011).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., The Complete Planar SMatrix of N=4 SYM as a Wilson Loop in Twistor Space, JHEP 1012 (2010).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Dual Superconformal Invariance, Momentum Twistors and Grassmannians, JHEP 0911 (2009).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Scattering Amplitudes and BCFW Recursion in Twistor Space, JHEP 1001 (2010).
 Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Gravity, Twistors and the MHV Formalism, Comm.Math.Phys. 294 (2010).
 Boels, R., Mason, L. and Skinner, D., Supersymmetric Gauge Theories in Twistor Space, JHEP 0702 (2007).
Publications
Descent Equations for Superamplitudes
(2011)
Scattering amplitudes and Wilson loops in twistor space
– Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
(2011)
44,
454008
A prooof of the correlation function/supersymmetric Wilson loop correspondence
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2011)
2011,
76
(DOI: 10.1007/jhep08(2011)076)
Amplitudes at weak coupling as polytopes in AdS(5)
– Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical
(2011)
44,
135401
A direct proof of BCFW recursion for twistorstrings
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2011)
2011,
72
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2011)072)
Holomorphic Linking, Loop Equations and Scattering Amplitudes in Twistor Space
(2011)
MHV diagrams in momentum twistor space
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2010)
2010,
32
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2010)032)
The complete planar Smatrix of $ \mathcal{N} = 4 $ SYM as a Wilson loop in twistor space
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2010)
2010,
18
(DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2010)018)
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