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Ed Corrigan




BA (1968), PhD(1972) University of Cambridge
1972-1974 AJ Wheeler Fellow, Durham University 
1974-76 CERN Fellow
1976 Lecturer, 1992-1999 Professor (Head of Department 1996-98), Durham University, Department of Mathematical Sciences
1999-2008 Professor of Mathematics, University of York
2008-2011 Principal, Collingwood College, Durham University
2011-now Professor of Mathematics, University of York

FRS 1995, FInstP 1999, FIMA 2013

Periods of research leave at: CERN, ENS-Paris, California Institute of Technology, ITP Santa Barbara, YITP Kyoto, ENS-Lyon and Cambridge UK

1992-2006 I was the coordinator of three European Networks and one INTAS Network. 

I have supervised 25 PhD students.

Departmental roles

  • I was Head of Department of Mathematics at York during the years 99-04, 05-07, 11-15.
  • Third and Fourth Year Tutor - 2021




My mathematical interests have varied over the years, ranging from string theory (in its early days) to integrable quantum field theory (especially Toda field theory), via gauge theories (monopoles and instantons). My current research concerns various aspects of Mathematical Physics, especially classical and quantum field theory and two-dimensional integrable quantum field theories with boundaries and defects.

A list of my publications and other articles can be found in the INSPIRE database 

Research group(s)

Mathematical Physics and Quantum Information Research Group

Available PhD research projects

I am ready to supervise students interested in any aspect of classical and quantum integrable systems.





  • Applied Mathematics (Newtonian Gravity and Special Relativity)

Contact details

Professor Ed Corrigan

Tel: +44 1904 32 3074