Paul Leask


Paul is currently a PhD student at the University of Leeds, researching the quantisation of Skyrmions stabilised by vector mesons. 


He graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2019, with Honours of the First Class. While there, he read mathematics & physics with a focus on topological solitons in gauge field theories. 

Research interests

His research interests cover broad areas of pure mathematics and mathematical physics, in particular, classical and quantum field theory applied to particle and nuclear physics. The majority of his work has been on topological solitons in Lorentz invariant field theories. The basis of his masters thesis was the investigation of the interactions of critically coupled vortices in the Abelian Higgs model on compact Riemann surfaces.


  • MSci Mathematics & Physics