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Professor Nicholas Evans 

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He is now a Professor at Southampton University and the Director of the Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering Graduate School.

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.

Research

Research interests

His work centred on strongly interacting particle systems, including composite Higgs models, and he played a large role in applying string theory to study the strong nuclear force and the mechanism of mass generation. Much of his work centres on the structure of the vacuum so in a sense he works on nothing.

Teaching

Nick teaches the first year course Electicity and Magnetism and a Graduate Coure on Quantum Field Theory. Nick's outreach work includes the on line physics with murder, mystery, thriller ``The Newtonian Legacy" which you can read for free online at: \newlinehttp://www.southampton.ac.uk/~evans/NL/

Publications

Evans, Nick and Shock, Jonathan P. (2004) Chiral dynamics from AdS space. Physical Review D, 70 (4), 046002-[11pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.70.046002).

Babington, J., Erdmenger, J., Evans, N.J., Guralnik, Z. and Kirsch, I. (2004) Chiral symmetry breaking and pions in nonsupersymmetric gauge/gravity duals. Physical Review D, 69 (6), 066007-[13pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.69.066007).

Chivukula, R. Sekhar, Evans, Nick and Simmons, Elizabeth H. (2002) Flavor physics and fine tuning in theory space. Physical Review D, 66 (3), 035008-[6pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.66.035008).

Evans, Nick J., Petrini, Michela and Zaffaroni, Alberto (2002) The gravity dual of softly broken N=1 super Yang-Mills. Journal of High Energy Physics, 6 (4), 1-12. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/06/004).

Apreda, Riccardo, Crooks, David E., Evans, Nick and Petrini, Michela (2004) Confinement, glueballs and strings from deformed AdS. Journal of High Energy Physics, 5, 065-[23pp]. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2004/05/065).

Apreda, Riccardo, Erdmenger, Johanna and Evans, Nick (2006) Scalar effective potential for D7 brane probes which break chiral symmetry. Journal of High Energy Physics, 5, 011-[14pp]. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2006/05/011).

Apreda, R., Erdmenger, J., Evans, N., Große, J. and Guralnik, Z. (2006) Instantons on D7 brane probes and AdS/CFT with flavour. Fortschritte der Physik, 54 (5/6), 266-274. (doi:10.1002/prop.200510283).

Apreda, Riccardo, Erdmenger, Johanna, Evans, Nick and Guralnik, Zachary (2005) Strong coupling effective Higgs potential and a first order thermal phase transition from AdS/CFT duality. Physical Review D, 71 (12), 126002-[11pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.71.126002).

Babington, James, Crooks, David E. and Evans, Nick (2003) A non-supersymmetric deformation of the AdS/CFT correspondence. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2, 24. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2003/02/024).

Babington, James, Crooks, David E. and Evans, Nick (2003) A stable supergravity dual of non-supersymmetric glue. Physical Review D, 67 (6), 066007-[9pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.67.066007).

Babington, J., Erdmenger, J., Evans, N.J., Guralnik, Z. and Kirsch, I. (2004) A gravity dual of chiral symmetry breaking. Fortschritte der Physik, 52 (6-7), 578-582. (doi:10.1002/prop.200310147).

Evans, Nick (2001) Renormalization group flow in the deformed AdS/CFT correspondence. International Journal of Modern Physics A, 16 (11), 2027-2034. (doi:10.1142/S0217751X01004657).

Babington, James and Evans, Nick (2002) Field theory operator encoding in N = 2 geometries. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 1. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/01/016).

Babington, James, Evans, Nick. J. and Hockings, James (2001) Secrets of the metric in N = 4 and N = 2* geometries. Journal of High Energy Physics, 7. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2001/07/034).

Crooks, David E. and Evans, Nick (2003) The Yang Mills gravity dual. Pre-print, 1-8.

Erdmenger, J., Grosse, J. and Evans, N. (2007) Heavy-light mesons from the AdS/CFT correspondence. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 1, 98. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2007/01/098).

Erdmenger, J., Evans, N., Kirsch, I. and Threlfall, E.J. (2008) Mesons in gauge/gravity duals: a review. The European Physical Journal A, 35, 81-133. (doi:10.1140/epja/i2007-10540-1).

Evans, N. (2004) QCD-like gauge dynamics from gravity duals. Fortschritte der Physik, 52 (6/7), 497-502. (doi:10.1002/prop.200310136).

Evans, Nick (2005) The gravity of hadrons. Physics World, 18, 26-27.

Evans, Nick (2007) Holographic QCD and perfection. Pre-print, (hep-ph/0701218v), 1-8.

Evans, Nick and Membry, Phil (2004) Higgsless W unitarity from decoupling deconstruction. Pre-print, (hep-ph/0406285v), 1-10.

Evans, Nick, Morris, Tim R. and Rosten, Oliver J. (2006) Gauge invariant regularization in the AdS/CFT correspondence and ghost D-branes. Physics Letters B, 635 (2-3), 148-150. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2006.02.055).

Evans, N. and Sannino, F. (2005) Minimal walking technicolour, the top mass and precision electroweak measurements. Pre-print, 1-15.

Evans, N., Shock, J.P. and Waterson, T. (2005) D7 brane embeddings and chiral symmetry breaking. Journal of High Energy Physics, 3, 5-31. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2005/03/005).

Evans, Nick, Shock, Jonathan P. and Waterson, Tom (2005) Towards a perfect QCD gravity dual. Physics Letters B, 622 (1-2), 165-171. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2005.07.014).

Evans, Nick and Tedder, Andrew (2006) Perfecting the ultra-violet of holographic descriptions of QCD. Physics Letters B, 642 (5-6), 546-550. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2006.10.019).

Evans, Nick and Tedder, Andrew (2008) A holographic model of hadronization. Physical Review Letters, 100 (16), 162003-[4pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.162003).

Evans, N., Tedder, A. and Waterson, T. (2007) Improving the infra-red of holographic descriptions of QCD. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 1, 58-72. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2007/01/058).

Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2007) Quark mass in the Sakai-Sugimoto model of chiral symmetry breaking. Pre-print, 1-14.

Evans, Nick (2006) Particle physics: quarks on a gravitational string. Nature, 439, 921-923. (doi:10.1038/439921a).

Evans, Nick and Hockings, James (2002) N = 4 super Yang Mills at finite density: The naked truth. The Journal of High Energy Physics, JHEP07 (70), 1-12. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/07/070).

Evans, N.J., Johnson, C.V. and Petrini, M. (2002) Clearing the throat: irrelevant operators and finite temperature in large N gauge theory. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 5, 002-018. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/05/002).

Evans, Nick and Petrini, Michela (2001) Superfluidity in the AdS/CFT correspondence. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 11, 043-[15pp]. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2001/11/043).

Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2008) R-charge chemical potential in a 2+1 dimensional system. Pre-print, (arXiv:0807.3679), 6pp.

Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2008) Thermal phase transition in a QCD-like holographic model. Physical Review D, 78, 105020-[10pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.78.105020).

Evans, N. and Petrini, M. (2001) AdS RG-flow and the Super-Yang-Mills cascade. Pre-print, 15pp. (doi:10.1016/S0550-3213(00)00593-9).

Evans, Nick (2003) String theory meets QCD. Physics World, 16 (5), 35-38.

Evans, N.J. (2007) The Newtonian legacy , A free popular science novel, 139pp.

Evans, N.J. (1970) PLEASE LEAVE QED & QCS, lecture notes for the British Experimental High Energy Physics Summer School 2003 (RAL Technical Report). British Experimental High Energy Physics Summer School, 2003. 24 Aug - 06 Sep 2003.

Evans, Nick (2004) QED & QCD. Lectures presented at the School for Young High Energy Physicists, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, September 2003. In Proceedings of the School for Young High Energy Physicists held 31 August to 12 September 2003. vol. RAL-TR-2004-008, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils. pp. 47-108 .

Evans, Nick (2005) An introduction to QED & QCD. Lectures presented at the School for Experimental High Energy Physics Students, Rutherton Appleton Laboratory, September 2004. In Proceedings of the School for Experimental High Energy Physics Students, held 5 to 17 September 2004. vol. RAL-TR-2005-02, Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils. pp. 49-111 .

Simmons, E.H., Chivukula, R.S. and Evans, N. (2003) Flavor constraints on theory space. Pre-prints, 7pp. (doi:10.1142/9789812795120_0039).

Evans, Nick (2006) Extended technicolour. In, Kraml, Sabine, Azuelos, Georges, Dominici, Daniele, Ellis, John, Grenier, Gerald, Haber, Howard E., Lee, Jae Sik, Miller, David J., Pilaftsis, Apostolos and Porod, Werner (eds.) Workshop on CP Studies and Non-Standard Higgs Physics, May 2004 – December 2005. Workshop on CP Studies and Non-Standard Higgs Physics (15/05/04) Geneva, Switzerland. CERN European Organization for Nuclear Research, pp. 464-468.

Alvares, Raul, Evans, Nick, Gebauer, Astrid and Weatherill, George James (2009) Holographic integral equations and walking technicolour. Physical Review D. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.81.025013).

Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2009) Chemical Potential in the Gravity Dual of a 2+1 Dimensional System. Physical Review D, 79 (6). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.79.066008).

Evans, Nick and Threlfall, Ed (2008) Mesonic quasinormal modes of the Sakai-Sugimoto model at high temperature. Physical Review D, 77 (12), 126008-[6pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.77.126008).

Evans, Nick, French, James, Jensen, Kristan and Threlfall, Ed (2010) Hadronization at the AdS wall. Physical Review D, 81 (6). (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.81.066004).

Evans, Nicholas, Gebauer, Astrid, Keun-Young, Kim and Magou, Maria (2010) Holographic description of the phase diagram of a chiral symmetry breaking gauge theory. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010 (3), 1-22. (doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2010)132).

Evans, Nick, Gebauer, Astrid, Kim, Keun-Young and Magou, Maria (2011) Phase diagram of the D3/D5 system in a magnetic field and a BKT transition. Physics Letters B, 698 (1), 91-95. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2011.03.004).

Evans, Nick, Jensen, Kristan and Kim, Keun-Young (2010) Non-mean-field quantum critical points from holography. Physical Review D, 82 (10), 105012-[15pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.105012).

Evans, Nick, French, James and Kim, Keun-Young (2010) Holography of a composite inflaton. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2010 (11). (doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2010)145).

Evans, Nick, Kalaydzhyan, Tigran, Kim, Keun-Young and Kirsch, Ingo (2011) Non-equilibrium physics at a holographic chiral phase transition. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (50), 1-27. (doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2011)050).

Evans, Nick, Gebauer, Astrid and Kim, Keun-Young (2011) E, B, mu, T phase structure of the D3/D7 holographic dual. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (5). (doi:10.1007/JHEP05(2011)067).

Evans, Nick, Kim, Keun-Young and Shock, Jonathan P. (2011) Chiral phase transitions and quantum critical points of the D3/D7(D5) system with mutually perpendicular E and B fields at finite temperature and density. The Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011 (9). (doi:10.1007/JHEP09(2011)021).

Evans, Nick, Kim, Keun-Young and Magou, Maria (2011) Holographic Wilsonian renormalization and chiral phase transitions. Physical Review D, 84 (12), 126016-[16pp]. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.84.126016).

Evans, Nicholas and Keun-Young, Kim (2014) Vacuum alignment and phase structure of holographic bi-layers. Physics Letters B, 728, 658-661. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.11.060).

Evans, Nick and Jones, Peter (2014) Holographic graphene in a cavity. Pre-print, (arXiv:1407.3097), 1-7.

Evans, Nicholas and Scott, Marc (2014) Hyper-scaling relations in the conformal window from dynamic AdS/QCD. Physical Review D, (arXiv:1405.5373), 1-12.

Evans, Nicholas and Young, Keun (2016) Holographic Nambu Jona-Lasinio interactions. Physical Review D, 93 (66002), 1-7. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.066002).

Evans, Nick, Morris, Tim R. and Scott, Marc (2016) Translational symmetry breaking in field theories and the cosmological constant. Physical Review D, 93 (2), 1-9. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.025019).

Erdmenger, Johanna, Evans, Nicholas and Scott, Marc (2015) Meson spectra of asymptotically free gauge theories from holography. Physical Review D, 91 (85004), 1-15. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.91.085004).

Evans, Nicholas, Miller, Carlisson and Scott, Marc (2016) Inverse magnetic catalysis in bottom-up holographic QCD. Physical Review D, 94 (74034), 1-9. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.94.074034).

Clemens, William, Howard and Evans, Nicholas (2017) A holographic study of the gauged NJL model. Physics Letters B, 771, 1-4. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2017.05.027).

Clemens, William, Howard, Evans, Nicholas and Scott, Marc (2017) Holograms of a dynamical top quark. Physical Review D, 96. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.055016).

Fadafan, Kazem Bitaghsir, Clemens, Will and Evans, Nick (2018) Holographic gauged NJL model: the conformal window and ideal walking. Physical Review D, 98. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.066015).

Fadafan, Kazem Bitaghsir, Cruz Rojas, Jesus and Evans, Nick (2018) A holographic description of colour superconductivity. Physical Review D.

Fadafan, Kazem Bitaghsir, Rojas, Jesus Cruz and Evans, Nick (2018) Holographic description of color superconductivity. Physical Review D, 98 (6), 1-10. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.066010).

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