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Faculty of Mathematics

 

 

Career

  • 2018-present: Research Fellow, Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge
  • 2016-2018: President's PhD Scholar, Imperial College London
  • 2015-2016: von Clemm Fellow, Harvard University
  • 2011-2015: MPhys, University of Oxford

Research

Scott is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics High Energy Physics research group.

His current research interests include various aspects of quantum field theory, in particular effective field theories and their application to problems in gravity and cosmology.

Selected Publications

  • C. de Rham and S. Melville, ``Gravitational Rainbows: LIGO and Dark Energy at its Cutoff'', 2018    [arXiv:1806.09417]
  • C. de Rham, S. Melville, A. Tolley and S.-Y. Zhou, ``UV Complete Me: Positivity Bounds for Particles with Spin'', 2017    [arXiv:1706.02712]
  • C. de Rham, S. Melville, A. Tolley and S.-Y. Zhou, ``Positivity Bounds for Scalar Theories'', 2017    [arXiv:1702.06134]

Publications

UV constraints on massive spinning particles: lessons from the gravitino
S Melville, D Roest, D Stefanyszyn
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
185
Positivity in the Sky: Constraining dark energy and modified gravity from the UV
S Melville, J Noller
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
021502
Positivity Bounds for Massive Spin-1 and Spin-2 Fields
C de Rham, S Melville, AJ Tolley, Z Shuang-Yong
– J. High Energ. Phys. (2019) 2019: 182
(2019)
2019,
182
An Anomaly-free Atlas: charting the space of flavour-dependent gauged $U(1)$ extensions of the Standard Model
BC Allanach, J Davighi, S Melville
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2019)
2019,
82
Gravitational Rainbows: LIGO and Dark Energy at its Cutoff.
C de Rham, S Melville
– Phys Rev Lett
(2018)
121,
221101
Improved positivity bounds and massive gravity
C de Rham, S Melville, AJ Tolley
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
83
UV complete me: positivity bounds for particles with spin
C de Rham, S Melville, AJ Tolley, SY Zhou
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2018)
2018,
11
Positivity bounds for scalar field theories
C De Rham, S Melville, AJ Tolley, SY Zhou
– Physical Review D
(2017)
96,
081702
Massive Galileon positivity bounds
C de Rham, S Melville, AJ Tolley, SY Zhou
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2017)
2017,
72
Unitary null energy condition violation in $P(X)$ cosmologies
C De Rham, S Melville
– Physical Review D
(2017)
95,
123523
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B0.33

Telephone

01223 764276