John F. Donoghue
Distinguished Professor – Emeritus
Department of Physics
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
I am a theoretical physicist at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
While over the years I have worked on many topics, my primary active research areas are gravitational physics and particle physics.
You can learn more about my research by exploring the links above. Despite good intentions, I have not been keeping up with maintaining these pages. In the meantime, my papers on inSPIRE provide a way to see what I have been recently working on.
I have retired from the teaching and service roles at the University. This allows me more time for exploring my research interests. It also allows more freedom in travel for conferences and talks, which I have taken advantage of.
Teaching news: Geev Nahal Gelehpordsari (currently at Northwestern University), has kindly created a YouTube channel for the video records of three of my courses. Combined with notes which I have uploaded, these then provide the contents for my Quantum Field Theory I, Quantum Field Theory II and General Relativity as a Quantum Field Theory courses. Please feel free to use these course materials.
New book: Lorenzo Sorbo and I have completed a short book designed to help students transition from Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Field Theory. Titled A Prelude to Quantum Field Theory , it has been published by Princeton University Press. Here is the link.
There is also a website for the book which gives problems/exercises, errata, and other readings.
Other related pages:
Readers looking for information about our Dynamics of the Standard Model book can find it here.
Recent citations of my paper can be found here:
Here is a link to the University main page.
Here is the Physics Departmental page .
The Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions provides a focus for the theoretical and experimental efforts.
An older version of our theory group pages are available here
Here is a link to my papers on inSPIRE.
My papers can also be found using my profile on Google Scholar
My CV (last updated June 2020) can be found here – CV – 2020