Prof. James Sparks
- Head of Department
- Professor of Mathematical Physics
- Fellow, Oriel College
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
My publications may be found on SPIRES.
Mathematical physics, theoretical physics, geometry. More specifically I work on supersymmetric field theories, supergravity, and the how these are related via the AdS/CFT correspondence. I'm also interested in geometric structures that arise in string theory and theoretical physics more broadly, notably special holonomy manifolds, Sasaki-Einstein manifolds, and generalized geometry.
In 2021/22 I will be lecturing Part A Quantum Theory and Part B Electromagnetism. I have previously lectured Prelims Dynamics and Part B Classical Mechanics. Lecture material may be found on my personal webpage, via the link on the left.