Rhys Davies

Research 



All research papers I have written can be found
here
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A selection of talks I have given for which I have electronic slides (available here
in PDF); in some cases there is also video:

"Hyperconifold singularities and transitions"
(slides)
At
New
Developments in Gravity, Cosmology and Strings
LMU, Munich, 22nd March 2013.

"Dirac gauginos and unification in Ftheory"
(slides)
(video)
At String
Phenomenology 2012,
Isaac Newton Institute (Cambridge), 27th June 2012.

"The MSSM spectrum from the heterotic standard embedding"
(slides)
(video)
Perimeter Institute, 16th March 2012.
I gave similar talks at the Universities of Oxford and Pennsylvania around
the same time.

"Hyperconifold Singularities and Transitions."
(slides)
At
'String Math 2011',
University of Pennsylvania, 8th June 2011.

"A Supersymmetric One Higgs Doublet Model."
(slides)
University of Oxford, 5th May 2011.

"New CalabiYau Threefolds From Free Quotients and Topological Transitions."
(slides)
At
'New Geometric and NonGeometric Vacua in String Theory',
Imperial College, 11th February 2011.

"Axions and string theory."
(slides)
University of Oxford, 28th January 2010.

"Quotients of the conifold in compact CalabiYau varieties."
(slides)
University of Liverpool, 25th November 2009.

"Topology change in string theory."
(slides)
At
'Beyond Part III (Young Researchers in Mathematics 2009)',
University of Cambridge,17th April 2009.

"New CalabiYau manifolds with small Hodge numbers."
(slides)
University of Oxford, 13th October 2008.

My D.Phil. thesis can be downloaded from the Oxford Research Archive,
here.

The two theses I wrote at the University of Melbourne: