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Faculty of Mathematics




  • 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


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]


Pressure-anisotropy-driven microturbulence and magnetic-field evolution in shearing, collisionless plasma
S Melville, AA Schekochihin, MW Kunz
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Generalised matter couplings in massive bigravity
S Melville, J Noller
– Journal of High Energy Physics
The coupling to matter in massive, bi- and multi-gravity
J Noller, S Melville
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Quantifying the `naturalness' of the curvaton model
RN Lerner, S Melville
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Single photons in an imperfect array of beam-splitters: Interplay between percolation, backscattering and transient localization
CM Chandrashekar, S Melville, T Busch
– Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
On the time evolution of cosmological correlators
S Cespedes, A-C Davis, S Melville
Novel Screening with Two Bodies: Summing the ladder in disformal scalar-tensor theories
A-C Davis, S Melville
Inflation in Motion: Unitarity Constraints in Effective Field Theories with Broken Lorentz Symmetry
T Grall, S Melville
Solutions to Problems at Les Houches Summer School on EFT
M Balsiger, M Bounakis, M Drissi, J Gargalionis, E Gustafson, G Jackson, M Leak, C Lepenik, S Melville, D Moreno, M Tammaro, S Touati, T Trott
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Research Group

High Energy Physics




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