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Mr. Andrew Beckett

  • Postgraduate Student

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Research Interests

Supergravity and supersymmetry in curved space-time, cohomology of Lie superalgebras, differential geometry.

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Biographical Statement

Andrew was born in Grantham, England and grew up mostly in Ayr, Scotland. He earned his MSci in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Glasgow in 2018 and his MSc in Mathematical Physics from the University of Edinburgh the following year. He wrote his MSc thesis on the Spencer cohomology of the Poincaré superalgebra and its applications to supergravity and supersymmetry in curved spacetime under the supervision of José Figueroa-O'Farrill. He is now continuing this work with José as a PhD student.

He is currently the Maxwell PG Colloquium organiser and a PG Committee member.

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José Figueroa-O’Farrill


MSc Mathematical Physics University of Edinburgh (2019)

MSci Mathematics and Physics University of Glasgow (2018)