Colin Poole

Portrait of Colin Poole

Post Doc


Short CV


  • 2013 - 2017: PhD in Theoretical Physics, University of Liverpool. Thesis title: Gradient-flow equations for general Quantum Field Theories.
  • 2009 - 2013: MSc in Mathematics, University of Liverpool. Thesis title: Lowest order quantum effects in curved spacetime.


  • 2017 - present: Post Doc, CP3-Origins


  • 2013: Rosenhead Prize for Mathematical Sciences - best overall candidate in the field of Mathematical Sciences.
  • 2012: Willis Prize in Mathematics - special merit in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.
  • 2009 - 2013: The Liverpool Opportunity and Achievement Scholarship.

Research Interests

So far, my research has been centred on Renormalization Group flows of general quantum field theories in various spacetime dimensions, specifically the constraints implied by the a-theorem. This has led to new insights into the scheme-dependence of RG functions, relations between Feynman integrals, and the topological description of Feynman diagrams. Such constraints may be of use when attempting to construct general quantum field theories that are asymptotically safe.