Nick is a Professor of Theoretical Physics working on strongly coupled gauge theories.
He is the Head of the Theoretical Physics Group.
- Strongly Coupled Gauge Theories including QCD and composite Higgs models
- Holographic Descriptions of Gauge Theories
- The origin of mass
- QCD at high temperature and density
Nick is currently using string theory/holographic descriptions of strong coupling to study:
* the “periodic table” of gauge theories – where is there confinement and mass generation?
* neutron star structure – do they contain quark matter cores?
* holographic constructions of domain wall chiral fermions
Current PhD Students
Nick has previously taught the third-year course Theories of Matter, Space and Time, the fourth year Particle Physics course, the final year Synoptic course and the first-year course Electricity and Magnetism plus a Graduate Course on Quantum Field Theory. He is currently teaching the first-year course Energy and Matter on thermodynamics and the kinetic model of gases. Nick's outreach work includes the online physics with murder, mystery, thriller`The Newtonian Legacy' which you can read for free online
Professor Nick Evans completed his PhD in collider phenomenology in 1993 at Southampton University. He performed his early research work at Yale and Boston Universities in the US before returning to Southampton in 1999 on a UK government 5-year fellowship. He is now a Professor of theoretical physics at Southampton University.
He is chair of the STFC Particle Physics Theory funding panel.