Prof. Xavier Calmet 
Professor of Physics

Building: Pevensey 2, Room: 5A9
Phone: +44 (0) 1273 87 7029
e-mail: x.calmet(at)

Mail address:
Physics and Astronomy 
University of Sussex 
Brighton, BN1 9QH 
United Kingdom

I am a professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sussex.

Research interests: my interests are in theoretical physics broadly defined.

Currently, I am studying quantum effects in general relativity (including black holes) using quantum field theoretical methods. I am investigating implications of these quantum effects for cosmology and astrophysics. My goals are to understand the unification of forces and to make sense of dark matter and dark energy.  I am also interested in physics beyond the standard model in the TeV region. Besides working in high energy physics, I am also thinking about relativistic information theory and econophysics/mathematical finance (e.g. option pricing models).

My research is supported by the STFC.


All my publications, including those not posted on the arXiv, can be downloaded from the following pageThis page also has links to popular science articles covering my research.

Publications from inspire and the arXiv:                              Physics arXiv:

e-print from inspire                                                               e-print arXiv

e-print from                                                           Inspire Database Searching 

or from google scholar.

Editorial work:

I am a founding member of the editorial board of the series SpringerBriefs in Physics and since 2013 a member of the advisory board of Foundations in Physics.


Quantum Black Holes came out in January 2014 and can be purchased from amazon. Quantum Aspects of Black Holes, which is a more specialized research level edited book, was published in 2015. It  can be ordered from amazon as well. 


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