# People A-Z

## Mr. Andrew Beckett

### Research Interests

I study supergravity and supersymmetry in curved space-time using Lie superalgebra cohomology and differential geometry.

#### Research Groups

### Biographical Statement

Andrew is a PhD student in the Mathematical Physics Group. He studied for his undergraduate degree in mathematics and physics at the University of Glasgow, writing dissertations on the actions of Hopf algebras and Higgs phenomenology before graduating with an MSci in 2018. He went on to earn an 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.

### Year of Matriculation

2019

### Supervisor

José Figueroa-O’Farrill

### Education

**MSc Mathematical Physics**
University of Edinburgh (2019)

**MSci Mathematics and Physics**
University of Glasgow (2018)