Roman Zwicky

Portrait of Roman Zwicky

Adjunct Professor


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Short CV


  • 1999: Diploma in Theoretical Physics from the Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) (Further education EPFL Lausanne and Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh)
  • 2003: PhD, University of Zurich, Advisor Prof. D. Wyler and L. Alvarez-Gaume


  • 1996: Summer student, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Villigen, Swizterland
  • 2003 - 2005: Postdoc, William I.Fine Institute of theoretical Physics, the University of Minneapolis
  • 2005 - 2008: Postdoc, Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP), Durham University
  • 2008 Autumn: Postdoc, Edinburgh University. Awarded advanced STFC Fellowship (former PPARC)
  • 2009 - 2012: Lecturer, School of Physics & Astronomy, the University of Southampton
  • 2012 - present: Reader, School of Physics & Astronomy, Edinburgh University
  • 2009 - 2014: Adjunct Professor, CP3-Origins, Southern University of Denmark

Research Interests

My research interests are broad. I have worked in the area of flavour physics on the determination on CKM matrix elements and flavour changing neutral currents in so-called exclusive Delta F=1 transitions. My recent research focuses on the principle of Minimal Flavour Violation and flavour symmetries. I have worked on scaling relations for hadrons in mass deformed conformal gauge theories. The latter are used to distinguish confining from conformal phases in lattice simulations. Moreover I have worked in the field of beyond the standard model e.g. on signals of conformal theories (unparticles), and its connection to technicolor and on higher derivative theories (Lee-Wick Standard Model). I also do have interests in formal aspects of supersymmetry and non-commutative field theories."