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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

Simon Catterall

Catterall portrait


Associate Chair


309 Physics Building


Research Interests

  • Theoretical and computational studies of quantum field theory, quantum gravity and string theory.
  • Lattice gauge theory for physics beyond the Standard Model.
  • Lattice supersymmetry and applications to gauge-gravity duality.
  • Lattice studies of dynamical electroweak symmetry breaking.
  • Application of supercomputer simulation to particle physics.

News Articles

Simon Catterall Elected American Physical Society Fellow

(Oct. 18, 2016)

Professor Simon Catterall recognized for lattice field theory work

Physicists Awarded $1.1 Million Grant

(June 8, 2016)

Funding part of government's mission to advance experimental scientific discovery


1989 D. Phil. in Theoretical Physics
Oxford University, England 1985 B.A. in Physics (1st class honours)
Oxford University, England

Selected Publications

Perturbative renormalization of lattice N=4 super Yang Mills theory, S. Catterall, E. Dzienkowski, J. Giedt, A. Joseph, R. Wells, JHEP 1104:074 2011.

Exact lattice supersymmetry S. Catterall, D. B. Kaplan and M.Unsal, Physics Reports 484:71 2009.

Phase diagram of SU(2) with 2 flavors of dynamical adjoint quarks, S. Catterall, J Giedt, F. Sannino, J. Schneible, JHEP 0811:009 2008.

Black hole thermodynamics from simulations of lattice Yang-Mills theory, S. Catterall and T. Wiseman, Phys. Rev. D78: 041502, 2008 5. Minimal walking on the lattice, S. Catterall and F. Sannino, Phys.Rev. D76:034504 2007.