Guy Moore's Homepage
I am a full (W3) professor in the
Institut für Kernphysik
of the
Technische Universität Darmstadt, hired in 2015:
 Guy D. Moore
 Institut für Kernphysik
 T. U. Darmstadt
 Schlossgartenstraße 2, S02/11
 D64289 Darmstadt, Germany
 Office number 303
 +49  (0)61511621567
 guydmoore at gmail dot com


Previous to arriving at the TU, I was at
McGill University , 20022015 [assistant, associate,
and full professor]
University of Washington, 19992002 [Postdoc]
McGill University, 19971999 [Postdoc]
Princeton University, 19921997 [Grad. Student]
Harvey Mudd College, 19881992 [Undergrad]
Thompson Valley High School, 19851988 [Highschool student]
Junior High,
Grade School, Preschool, In Utero....
For more complete details see
my CV.
Research
I am a theorist working at the boundary between nuclear physics
(Kernphysik) and particle physics (Teilchenphysik). My main interests
are in nonabelian gauge theories, especially their manybody behavior
out of equilibrium. Most of the current applications are in the theory
of heavy ion collisions and of the early Universe. I also dabble
sometimes in astroparticle physics, fundamental symmetries, and other
problems where I spot an opportunity. Recently I have been interested in
the QCD axion as a dark matter candidate, especially in establishing a
prediction for the axion mass if it makes up all of the dark matter and
its symmetry breaking occurs after inflation.
A fast way to see what I am up to is to
look me up on INSPIRE.
That gives you an uptodate list of all of my papers, starting with
the most recent, and including information about where they are
published and whether they are well cited.
I once planned on writing a more detailed blurb about each area of my
research. But so far I have never gotten around to it. So instead
I will attach some of my more recent talks, which maybe give a flavor
of what sort of work I am doing.
I will start out with some generalinterest and colloquium level talks:
 A Series
of
three talks I gave at the
2019 Schleching meeting, introducing Dark Matter, presenting the
evidence that it exists, and discussing the two best motivated possibilities
for what it might be, WIMPs and the QCD axion
 Explanation of the CP problem in QCD
and the axion, and what I intend to do about it, Darmstadt,
July 2015
 Explanation of what the
Higgs boson is, Darmstadt, May 2014
 General interest talk
about constraints on violations of Special Relativity, December 2013
 Colloquium on Hydrodyamics,
University of Washington, December 2012
 Colloquium on QCD plasmas ,
Frankfurt, October 2011
 Very short presentation
about the quarkgluon plasma
Talk about the axion and my attempts to pin down the relation
between the axion mass and its dark matter density:
Talks about the topological susceptibility of QCD and its treatment at high
temperatures on the lattice:
Talks about transport coefficients, for use in studying the
hydrodynamics of QCD (mostly for heavy ion collisions)
Talks about dynamics far from equilibrium  some in classical
field theory, some in quantum field theory
Talks about hydrodynamics as a theory:
Here is a collection of recent talks about other (mostly unrelated)
things:
Actually there are a few topics where I did write a description of what
I am up to: Lorentz violation
constraints, electroweak
baryogenesis. These notes are over 8 years old, and I am
not active in either area at the moment.
Cliff and My Book
Cliff Burgess and I published a textbook with
Cambridge University Press.
You can read about the book on the
Cambridge Press page and buy it at
Amazon.com or
Amazon.de
The original hardcover version has several typos, so I am
providing a
list of errata, and a replacement version of
Appendix C.
If you buy the softbound version, you will get our 2013 revised
edition, which has some improvements; everything in the errata sheet
is fixed, and the presentation is updated to include the recent
discovery of the Higgs boson. I recommend it over getting the
hardbound edition (it is also cheaper).
Teaching:
 Physics 181 "Everyday Physics," Winter 2015 (course
material not provided to the public, sorry)
 Physics 551, Quantum Theory
(graduate quantum mechanics), Fall 2013, 2014
 Freshman Electricity and Magnetism, Winter 2013 and 2014:
the course material was all available only to participating
students (sorry)
 Physics 224, the Physics of
Music, Fall 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006
 Physics 225, Musical Acoustics,
Winter 2008.
 Physics 610, Quantum Field Theory
I, Fall 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012
 Physics 673, Quantum Field Theory
II, Winter 2007: team taught with
Keshav DasGupta,
Sangyong Jeon, and
James Cline.
 Physics 742, Introduction to
the Standard Model, Winter 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014,
covering the same material
which used to be covered in Physics 673 (winter 2003 and 2004).
 Physice 731, Supersymmetry and
Supergravity, Winter 2007, team taught with me as organizer.
 Informal lectures on Lattice
Gauge Theory , given in spring 2003, also available
in pdf.
Last modified: Thu 23 Jul 2015