Career
- 1974-1976: Research Fellow, Girton College, Cambridge
- 1976-present: Official Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Mathematics, Girton College
- 1991-1994: Temporary Lecturer, DAMTP, Cambridge
- 1994-2002: Assistant Director of Research, DAMTP
- 2002-present: Reader in Mathematical Physics, DAMTP
Research
Discrete gravity, both classical and quantum, mainly based on Regge calculus; spin foam models. The role of holonomy in quantum gravity. The variation of Newton's constant.
Selected Publications
- Discrete structures in physics, J. Math. Phys. 41 (2000) 3964-3984 (with T. Regge).
- 6j-symbols and discrete quantum gravity, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 88 (2000) 124-131.
- Flat and curved space-times: Second edition, Oxford University Press (2000) (with G. F. R. Ellis).
- Gluing 4-simplices: a derivation of the Barrett-Crane spin foam model for Euclidean quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. D63 (2001) 024022 (with D. Oriti).
- Constraints on area variables in Regge calculus, Class. Quantum Grav. 18 (2001) L43-46 (with J. M\"akel\"a).
- Non-perturbative gravity and the spin of the lattice graviton, Phys. Rev. D70 (2004) 124007 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Area Regge calculus and discontinuous metrics, Class. Quantum Grav. 21 (2004) 4865-4880 (with C. J. Wainwright).
- Nonlocal effective gravitational field equations and the running of Newton's constant G, Phys. Rev. D72 (2005) 04426 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Nonlocal effective field equations for quantum cosmology, Mod. Phys. Lett. A 21 (2006) 735 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Quantum gravity in large dimensions, Phys. Rev. D73 (2006) 04403 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Discrete quantum gravity, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 33 (2006) 38-48.
- Bertha Swirles Jeffreys, in Out of the Shadows: Contributions of Twentieth-Century Women to Physics, edited by Nina Byers and Gary Williams (CUP, 2006).
- Constraints on the gravitational scaling dimension from the non-local effective field equations, Phys. Lett. B643 (2006) 228 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Renormalization group running of Newton's G: the static isotropic case, Phys. Rev. D75 (2007) 084014 (with H. W. Hamber).
- Gravitational Wilson loop and large scale curvature, Phys. Rev. D76 (2007) 84008 (with H. W.Hamber).
Publications
Discrete Wheeler-DeWitt equation
– Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
(2011)
84,
104033
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.84.104033)
Gravitational Wilson loop in discrete quantum gravity
– Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
(2010)
81,
084048
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.81.084048)
WHAT ABOUT THE WOMEN NOW?
– European Women in Mathematics
(2009)
175
(DOI: 10.1142/9789814277686_0013)
THREE GREAT GIRTON MATHEMATICIANS
– European Women in Mathematics
(2009)
165
(DOI: 10.1142/9789814277686_0012)
Gravitational Wilson loop and large scale curvature
– Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
(2007)
76,
084008
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.76.084008)
Renormalization group running of Newton’s constantG: The static isotropic case
– Physical Review D
(2007)
75,
084014
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.75.084014)
Constraints on gravitational scaling dimensions from non-local effective field equations
– Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
(2006)
643,
228
Nonlocal effective field equations for quantum cosmology
– Modern Physics Letters A
(2006)
21,
735
(DOI: 10.1142/S0217732306019979)
Quantum gravity in large dimensions
– Physical Review D
(2006)
73,
044031
(DOI: 10.1103/physrevd.73.044031)
Discrete quantum gravity
– Journal of Physics: Conference Series
(2006)
33,
38
(DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/33/1/004)
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