Dr Timothy Burns
Senior Lecturer
Physics
Telephone: (01792) 295020
Room: Visitor Office - 511
Fifth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Research Interests

I mainly work on theoretical hadron physics from a quark model perspective. In particular:

  • unquenched quark models and strong decay
  • phenomenology of exotic hadrons
  • hadronic molecules

I am a member of the Exotic Hadron Spectroscopy Network (http://www.ph.ed.ac.uk/exotics) and Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.

Publications

  1. Burns, T., Swanson, E. Interpreting the X(5568) Physics Letters B 760 627 633
  2. Burns, T. Phenomenology of Pc(4380)+, Pc(4450)+ and related states The European Physical Journal A 51 11
  3. Burns, T. Meson Mass Splittings in Unquenched Quark Models Acta Physica Polonica B Proceedings Supplement 8 1 31
  4. Burns, T. Angular momentum coefficients for meson strong decay and unquenched quark models Physical Review D 90 3
  5. Burns, T. Hyperfine splitting and the experimental candidates for Eta-b(2S) Physical Review D D87 3

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Teaching

  • PH-132 Mathematics for Physicists I

    Provides essential mathematics underpinning undergraduate level physics. Aimed at students who have taken A level mathematics or equivalent.

  • PH-133 Mathematics for Physicists II

    Provides essential mathematics underpinning undergraduate level physics. Aimed at students who have taken A level mathematics or equivalent.

Supervision

  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts
  • Hadrons under extreme conditions (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Gert Aarts
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Chris Allton

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head of Level 1 - Department of Physics

    2019 - Present

  • Coordinator of Maths and Stats Success (MASS) for Physics - Department of Physics

    2015 - Present

  • Assessor on the Swansea Application Route (SAR) - Fellowship of the UK Higher Education Academy

    2015 - Present

  • Lead for the Swansea Academy of Learning and Teaching (SALT) - College of Science

    2019 - Present