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Paul Kingsley Townsend FRS is a British physicist, currently a Professor of Theoretical Physics in Cambridge University's Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics.[1] He is notable for his work on string theory.[2]


He received his PhD from Brandeis University in 1976[3] for his dissertation The 1/N expansion of scalar field theories OCLC 22736707. Since then he has over 140 publications.[4]

Awards and honoursEdit

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in May 2000.[5]


  1. ^ "DAMTP>>People>>Professor P.K. Townsend". 
  2. ^ Townsend Home Page at Cambridge
  3. ^ "SPIRES-HEP Search". Stanford University. 
  4. ^ Publications by Paul K Townsend per
  5. ^ "Lists of Royal Society Fellows 1660-2007". London: The Royal Society. Archived from the original on March 24, 2010. Retrieved 19 July 2010.