# People A-Z

## Mr. Andrew Beckett

### Research Interests

I am generally interested in algebra and differential geometry and their applications to physics. I am currently working on two mostly unrelated projects; one applying Lie algebra cohomology to problems in supergravity and the other investigating various types of symmetry in symplectic 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, along with some projects in symplectic geometry, as a PhD student under José.

He is currently co-organiser of the Students in Mathematical Physics (STAMP) seminar.

### 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)