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Faculty of Mathematics



  • 2003-present Professor of Theoretical Physics
  • 2009-2019 Director ICTP, Trieste ( On leave from DAMTP
  • 2001-2003 Reader in Theoretical Physics, DAMTP
  • 2000-2001 University Lecturer, DAMTP
  • 1998-2000 PPARC Advanced Research Fellow, DAMTP
  • 1997-1998 Professor of Physics, UNAM, Mexico
  • 1995-1996 Paid Associate CERN, Switzerland
  • 1991-1995 Chef des Travaux, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland
  • 1989-1991 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
  • 1988-1989 Postoctoral Research Fellow, McGill University, Canada
  • 1986-1988 Research Fellow, CERN, Switzerland


Fernando Quevedo is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, DAMTP. His work is mostly on String Theory and its potential phenomenological and cosmological implications.

Selected Publications

  • J.P.Conlon, S.S.Abdussalam, F.Quevedo and K.Suruliz, ``Soft SUSY breaking terms for chiral matter in IIB string compactifications,'' JHEP 0701 (2007) 032 [arXiv:hep-th/0610129].
  • V. Balasubramanian, P. Berglund, J. P. Conlon, F. Quevedo ``Systematics of moduli stabilisation in Calabi-Yau flux compactifications''. JHEP 0503 (2005) 007, [arXiv: hep-th/0502058].
  • C.P.Burgess, R.Kallosh and F.Quevedo, ``de Sitter string vacua from supersymmetric D-terms,'' JHEP 0310 (2003) 056 [arXiv:hep-th/0309187].
  • C.P.Burgess, M.Majumdar, D.Nolte, F.Quevedo, G.Rajesh and R.J.Zhang, ``The inflationary brane-antibrane universe,'' JHEP 0107 (2001) 047 [arXiv:hep-th/0105204].
  • G.Aldazabal, L.E.Ibanez, F.Quevedo and A.M.Uranga, ``D-branes at singularities: A bottom-up approach to the string embedding of %the standard model,'' JHEP 0008 (2000) 002 [arXiv:hep-th/0005067].
  • REVIEW ARTICLE F.Quevedo, ``Lectures on string/brane cosmology,'' Class. Quant. Grav. 19 (2002) 5721 [arXiv:hep-th/0210292].
  • POPULAR SCIENCE C.Burgess and F.Quevedo, ``The great cosmic roller-coaster ride,'' Scientific American November (2007)

Selected External Activities

  • Director ICTP (UNESCO/IAEA/Italy institution for research and promotion of science in developing countries:
  • 2005-2008 STFC/PPARC Particle Physics Grants Panel (Theory)
  • 2005,2007,2008 International Coordinator of Network of Guatemalan Scientists.


De Sitter vs Quintessence in String Theory
M Cicoli, S de Alwis, A Maharana, F Muia, F Quevedo
– Fortschritte der Physik
Oscillons from string moduli
S Antusch, F Cefala, S Krippendorf, F Muia, S Orani, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Dualities in 3D large N vector models
N Muteeb, LAP Zayas, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Robust Inflation from fibrous strings
CP Burgess, M Cicoli, S de Alwis, F Quevedo
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
De Sitter from T-branes
M Cicoli, F Quevedo, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Moduli stabilisation with nilpotent goldstino: vacuum structure and SUSY breaking
L Aparicio, F Quevedo, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Global string embeddings for the nilpotent Goldstino
I Garcia-Etxebarria, F Quevedo, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
String theory realizations of the nilpotent goldstino
R Kallosh, F Quevedo, AM Uranga
– Journal of High Energy Physics
On KKLT/CFT and LVS/CFT dualities
S de Alwis, RK Gupta, F Quevedo, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
Non-thermal CMSSM with a 125 GeV Higgs
L Aparicio, M Cicoli, B Dutta, S Krippendorf, A Maharana, F Muia, F Quevedo
– Journal of High Energy Physics
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