Thomas Aaby Ryttov

Portrait of Thomas Aaby Ryttov

Associate Professor

Phone: (+45) 6550 2297

Short CV


  • 2009 PhD in Theoretical Physics, Niels Bohr Institute.
  • 2006 M.Sc. in Theoretical Physics, Niels Bohr Institute.
  • 2004 B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics, Niels Bohr Institute and California Institute of Technology (Caltech).


  • 2013 - present. Associate Professor, CP3-Origins.
  • 2011 - 2013. Postdoctoral Research Associate, Harvard University.
  • 2009 - 2011. Postdoctoral Research Associate, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • 2007 - 2008. Marie Curie Fellow, CERN.


Short Term Occupational Relations

  • Fall 2008. Guest Researcher, Stanford University (SLAC).
  • Spring 2007. Guest Researcher, CERN.
  • Summer 2005. Guest Researcher CERN.

Awards and Grants

  • Sapere Aude: Det Frie Forskningsråds Ung-­Eliteforsker Prize.
  • Grant from the Knud Højgaard Fund.
  • CERN Marie Curie Fellowship.
  • The University of Copenhagen PhD Stipendium.
  • Lørup Honorary Graduate Fellowship.

Research Interests

Strong Interactions:

Phases of gauge theories.
Confinement, chiral symmetry breaking, conformal dynamics.
Higher loop order and nonperturbative effects in gauge theories.
N=1 Supersymmetry, Seiberg Duality.
N=½ Supersymmetry.
Alternative large N limits.

Beyond the Standard Model:

Extended Technicolor, fermion mass generation.
Topcolor and Topcolor-­‐assisted Technicolor.
Dynamical Symmetry breaking (in general).
Unification and Grand Unified Theories.
Dark Matter.
The electroweak phase transition.