Lewis, Randy

Randy Lewis

Full Professor
Ph.D. (Toronto)
randy.lewis@yorku.ca

Department(s): Physics and Astronomy

Office: 223 Petrie Science & Engineering Building (PSE)
Phone: (416)736-2100 ext. 22759

Research Fields
High Energy and Particle Physics

Graduate Program Appointment
Full Member: Eligible to supervise M.Sc. or Ph.D.

Research Types
Computational, Theoretical


Research specialization
Quantum chromodynamics (QCD); Lattice quantum field theories; Physics beyond the Standard Model, including dark matter.


Inside the protons and neutrons of every atom's nucleus, there are quarks. The strong force that is responsible for the perpetual confinement of quarks is described by Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD). My recent research has combined theoretical methods with supercomputer simulations to explore this quantum theory of quarks via lattice QCD computations, chiral perturbation theory, and heavy quark symmetry. My work also extends to theories beyond the Standard Model of particle physics.