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Faculty of Mathematics

 

 

Career

  • 2017-present: Junior Research Fellow in physics, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge
  • 2013-2017: PhD in theoretical physics, University of Oxford

Research

Francesca is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics in the High Energy Physics research group. Her current research interests are particle astrophysics and axion phenomenology. Francesca is also a science comedian, which you can read about at physicsfran.com. You can find a list of Fran's publications here.

Publications

Neutron star–axion star collisions in the light of multimessenger astronomy
T Dietrich, F Day, K Clough, M Coughlin, J Niemeyer
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2019)
483,
908
Detecting fluorescent dark matter with X-ray lasers.
F Day, M Fairbairn
– European Physical Journal C
(2018)
78,
512
Searching for axion-like particles with X-ray polarimeters
F Day, S Krippendorf
– Galaxies
(2018)
6,
45
Consistency of Hitomi, XMM-Newton, and Chandra 3.5 keV data from Perseus
JP Conlon, F Day, N Jennings, S Krippendorf, M Rummel
– Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
(2017)
96,
123009
Projected bounds on ALPs from Athena
JP Conlon, F Day, N Jennings, S Krippendorf, F Muia
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2017)
473,
4932
Constraints on Axion-like Particles from X-Ray Observations of NGC1275
M Berg, JP Conlon, F Day, N Jennings, S Krippendorf, AJ Powell, M Rummel
– The Astrophysical Journal
(2017)
847,
101
Constraints on axion-like particles from non-observation of spectral modulations for X-ray point sources
JP Conlon, F Day, N Jennings, S Krippendorf, M Rummel
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2017)
2017,
005
Cosmic axion background propagation in galaxies
FV Day
– Physics Letters B
(2016)
753,
600
Writing fan fiction for the universe
F Day
– Physics World
(2016)
29,
56
Observational consistency and future predictions for a 3.5 keV ALP to photon line
PD Alvarez, JP Conlon, FV Day, MCD Marsh, M Rummel
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2015)
2015,
013
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B0.33

Telephone

01223 765248