Simon is a high energy theorist whose interests center on the exploration of theories of elementary particles and their interactions which go beyond the so-called Standard Model of particle physics. Simon uses the ideas and tools of lattice field theory to study these theories at strong coupling using supercomputer simulations.

In particular, he has worked on discrete approaches to quantum gravity and has pioneered the study of supersymmetric lattice gauge theories in particular the famous N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory that forms the cornerstone of the AdS/CFT correspondence relating gauge theories to gravity.

He is also interested in mechanisms and models of dynamical symmetry breaking such as technicolor and composite Higgs models.

The iNSPIRE-HEP page can be accessedÂ here.

The Particle theory group meeting details can be found out here.