I am an associate professor in the mathematical physics group at the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford, where I am also a part of the string theory group. Additionally, I am a tutorial fellow in mathematics at St. John's College.

I am interested in mathematical aspects of quantum field theory and string theory. For the past few years, I have been particularly focused on conformal field theories and their algebraic properties, especially in the case of supersymmetric conformal field theories. I am a member of the Simons Collaboration on the Nonperturbative Bootstrap.

Advances in Quantum Field Theory (CERN, March 25 - April 5)

ICFT 2019 (Oxford, March 29 - 30)

Chiral Algebras for the 21st Century (UC Davis, April 15 - 19)

Beyond Rationality 2 (Woudschoten, May 16 - 17)

Pollica Summer Workshop (Pollica, June 3 - 21)

Defects in Topological and Conformal Field Theory (KCL, June 27 - 28)

String Math 2019 (Uppsala, July 1 - 5)

Strings 2019 (Brussels, July 9 - 13)

- Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Oxford, 2016-present
- Official Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics, St. John's College, Oxford, 2016-present
- Member, School of Natural Sciences, Institute for Advanced Study, 2013-2016
- Research Assistant Professor, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, 2010-2013
- M.A./Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010
- B.S./M.S., Stanford University, 2006

My papers on inSpire

My papers on arXiv

Winter 2021 | Further Quantum Theory | |

Winter 2020 | String Theory I | Further Quantum Theory |

Winter 2019 | String Theory I | Further Quantum Theory |

Spring 2018 | Special Relativity | |

Winter 2018 | String Theory I | |

Fall 2017 | Vertex Operator Algebras | |

Spring 2017 | Special Relativity |

Information for prospective students

Information for prospective postdocs

Mathematical Institute

Andrew Wiles Building

University of Oxford

Office N1.08

phone: +44 1865 615112

christopher.beem@maths.ox.ac.uk

St. John's College

University of Oxford

Office GQ4.10

phone: +44 1865 70824

christopher.beem@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Andrew Wiles Building

University of Oxford

Office N1.08

phone: +44 1865 615112

christopher.beem@maths.ox.ac.uk

St. John's College

University of Oxford

Office GQ4.10

phone: +44 1865 70824

christopher.beem@sjc.ox.ac.uk