Daniel Zhang

Daniel Zhang

Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics


I obtained my BA, MMath and PhD at the University of Cambridge, Trinity College. During my PhD, I was based in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, carrying out research on mathematical aspects of quantum field theory. I joined St John’s College as a Junior Research Fellow in Mathematics in October 2022.

Research Interests

I am a mathematical physicist working in quantum field theory, the main framework used by physicists to describe nature. In particular, I am interested in the rich cross-fertilisation of ideas between quantum field theory and areas in pure mathematics such as geometry, topology, and representation theory.

I am also interested in aspects of quantum information and computation, such as quantum error correction.

Awards and Distinctions

Smith-Knight & Rayleigh-Knight Prize - University of Cambridge (2020)

Mayhew Prize - University of Cambridge (2018)

Recent Publications

3d N=4 Theories on an Elliptic Curve.

M. Bullimore & D. Zhang.

SciPost Phys. 13, 005 (2022).


Boundaries, Vermas and Factorisation.

M. Bullimore, S. Crew & D. Zhang.

J. High Energ. Phys. 2021, 04.


Blocks and Vortices in the 3d ADHM Quiver Gauge Theory

S. Crew, N. Dorey & D. Zhang.

J. High Energ. Phys. 2021, 03.


Factorisation of 3d N=4 Twisted Indices and the Geometry of Vortex Moduli Space.

S. Crew, N. Dorey & D. Zhang.

J. High Energ. Phys. 2020, 08.


Superconformal Quantum Mechanics on Kahler Cones.

N. Dorey & D. Zhang.

J. High Energ. Phys. 2019, 05.