Dr Tom Heinzl
Profiles

Dr Tom Heinzl

Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

Role

Member of subject group mathematics leading team

Member of workload coordination team
Exams coordinator

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Theoretical Physics (1988)
  • PhD in Theoretical Physics (1992)
  • Habilitation (DSc) in Theoretical Physics (1998)
Awards & Recognition

Professional membership

German Physical Society

Roles on external bodies

  • Member of planned LUXE experiment (DESY, Hamburg)
  • Peer reviewer for many international Physics journals:
    • Annalen der Physik
    • Annals of Physics
    • European Physical Journal C
    • Europhysics Letters
    • Few Body Systems
    • High Power Laser Science and Engineering
    • JHEP
    • Journal of Physics A, B, G
    • Journal of Plasma Physics
    • Nature - Scientific Reports
    • Nature Physics
    • New Journal of Physics
    • Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A
    • Optics Letters
    • Physical Review A, D, E, X
    • Physical Review Letters
    • Physica Scripta
    • Physics Letters A, B
  • Referee for Research Councils and Funding Bodies:
    • Austrian Foundation for the Promotion of Science 
    • Czech Science Foundation
    • Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
    • French National Research Agency (ANR)
    • German Research Foundation (DFG) 
    • Humboldt Foundation, Germany
    • Helmholtz Society, Germany 
    • National Research Foundation, South Africa
    • The Royal Society, UK

Teaching interests

  • Theoretical Physics
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Applied Mathematics for mathematicians, engineers and scientists
  • Statistical Methods

Research interests

  • Laser Particle Physics
  • Relativistic Laser Matter Interactions
  • Physics of Strong Interactions
  • (Light Cone) Quantum Field Theory
  • Gauge Theories

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

  • 10 physics diploma students (co-supervision, Germany)
  • 5 PhD students (co-supervision, Germany and France)
  • 3 PhD students, UoP, 2010, 2013, 2019


Grants & contracts

  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant (2016-18) for Dr Anton Ilderton (Awarded £ 131 k)
  • Leverhulme grant (2019-22) with Dr Anton Ilderton (Awarded £ 122 k)

For an updated list of my publications please follow the link to Google Scholar. Alternatively, check INSPIRE, the high energy physics information system. Publications since 1992 may be downloaded via these sites. 


Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Heinzl T 2009 'Architecture and Mathematics in Ancient Egypt' JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE 36, (6) 1286-1287 Author Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Langfeld K, Lavelle M & McMullan D 2008 'The ice-limit of Coulomb gauge Yang-Mills theory' Phys.Rev.D 78, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Wozar C, Kaestner T, Uhlmann S, Wipf A & Heinzl T 2007 'Z3 Polyakov Loop Models and Inverse Monte-Carlo Methods' PoSLAT2007:341,2007 Author Site
Heinzl T 2007 'Alternative approach to light-front perturbation theory' Physical Review D 75, (2)
Heinzl T, Langfeld K, Lavelle M & McMullan D 2007 'Coulomb gauge Gribov copies and the confining potential' Physical Review D 76, (11)
Wozar C, Kaestner T, Wipf A & Heinzl T 2007 'Inverse Monte Carlo determination of effective lattice models for SU(3) Yang-Mills theory at finite temperature' Physical Review D 76, (8)
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2007 'Noncommutativity from spectral flow' Journal of Physics A-Mathematical and Theoretical 40, (30) 9097-9123
Heinzl T, Liesfeld B, Amthor KU, Schwoerer H, Sauerbrey R & Wipf A 2006 'On the Observation of Vacuum Birefringence' Optics Communications 267 (2), 318-321 , DOI
Heinzl T & Schroder O 2006 'Large orders in strong-field QED' Journal of Physics A-Mathematical and General 39, (37) 11623-11645
Wozar C, Kaestner T, Wipf A, Heinzl T & Pozsgay B 2006 'Phase structure of Z(3)-Polyakov-loop models' Physical Review D 74, (11)
Heinzl T, Kaestner T & Wipf A 2005 'Effective actions for the SU(2) confinement-deconfinement phase transition' Physical Review D 72, (6)
Dittmann L, Heinzl T & Wipf A 2004 'Effective lattice theories for Polyakov loops' Journal of High Energy Physics (6)
Dittmann L, Heinzl T & Wipf A 2002 'A lattice study of the Faddeev-Niemi effective action' Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements 106, 649-651
Ansell L, Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2018 'Superintegrable relativistic systems in scalar background fields' Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Author Site PEARL
Dittmann L, Heinzl T & Wipf A 2002 'Effective sigma models and lattice Ward identities' Journal of High Energy Physics (12)
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Seipt D 2018 'Mode truncations and scattering in strong fields' Physical Review D 98, (1) , DOI PEARL
Dittmann L, Heinzl T & Wipf A 2002 'Effective theories of confinement' Nuclear Physics B-Proceedings Supplements 108, 63-67
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2017 'Superintegrable relativistic systems in spacetime-dependent background fields' Journal of Physcis A: Mathematical and Theoretical Author Site , DOI PEARL
Bruckmann F, Heinzl T, Vekua T & Wipf A 2001 'Magnetic monopoles vs. Hopf defects in the Laplacian (Abelian) gauge' Nuclear Physics B 593, (3) 545-561
Seipt D, Heinzl T, Marklund M & Bulanov SS 2017 'Depletion of Intense Fields' Physical Review Letters 118, (15) , DOI PEARL
Swanson E & Heinzl T 1998 'Light-cone wave functions and chiral symmetry - Discussions' NUCLEAR PHYSICS B-PROCEEDINGS SUPPLEMENTS 64, 295-295 Author Site
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2017 'Exact Classical and Quantum Dynamics in Background Electromagnetic Fields' Physical Review Letters 118, (11) , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T, Stern C, Werner E & Zellermann B 1996 'The vacuum structure of light-front phi(1+1)(4)-theory' ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK C-PARTICLES AND FIELDS 72, (2) 353-364 Author Site , DOI
Schlenvoigt H-P, Heinzl T, Schramm U, Cowan TE & Sauerbrey R 2016 'Detecting vacuum birefringence with x-ray free electron lasers and high-power optical lasers: a feasibility study' Physica Scripta 91, (2) 023010-023010 , DOI
Heinzl T, Stern C, Werner E & Zellermann B 1995 'The Vacuum Structure of Light-Front phi^4-Theory' Z.Phys. C72 (1996) 353-364 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & King B 2016 'Classical and quantum particle dynamics in univariate background fields' Physical Review D 94, 065039-065039 PEARL
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S, SIMBURGER S & WERNER E 1992 'NONPERTURBATIVE LIGHT-CONE QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY BEYOND THE TREE LEVEL' ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK C-PARTICLES AND FIELDS 56, (3) 415-420 Author Site , DOI
King B & Heinzl T 2016 'Measuring vacuum polarization with high-power lasers' High Power Laser Science and Engineering 4, e5-e5 PEARL
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S & WERNER E 1992 'THE FERMIONIC SCHWINGER MODEL IN LIGHT-CONE QUANTIZATION' PHYSICS LETTERS B 275, (3-4) 410-418 Author Site , DOI
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S & WERNER E 1991 'SPONTANEOUS SYMMETRY-BREAKING IN LIGHT-CONE QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY' PHYSICS LETTERS B 272, (1-2) 54-60 Author Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Harvey C, Ilderton A, Marklund M, Bulanov SS, Rykovanov S, Schroeder CB, Esarey E & Leemans WP 2015 'Detecting radiation reaction at moderate laser intensities' Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys 91, (2) Author Site , DOI PEARL
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S & WERNER E 1991 'NONTRIVIAL VACUUM-STRUCTURE IN LIGHT-CONE QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY' PHYSICS LETTERS B 256, (1) 55-59 Author Site , DOI
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S & WERNER E 1989 'LIGHT-CONE QUANTIZATION AND MANIFESTATION OF NON-PERTURBATIVE VACUUM PROPERTIES FOR SCALAR FIELD-THEORY' ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK A-HADRONS AND NUCLEI 334, (4) 443-449 Author Site , DOI
Dinu V, Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Marklund M & Torgrimsson G 2014 'Photon polarization in light-by-light scattering: Finite size effects' PHYSICAL REVIEW D 90, (4) Author Site , DOI PEARL
DIETMAIER C, HEINZL T, SCHADEN M & WERNER E 1989 'THE FERMION CONDENSATE OF THE NAMBU-JONA-LASINIO MODEL IN LIGHT-CONE QUANTIZATION' ZEITSCHRIFT FUR PHYSIK A-HADRONS AND NUCLEI 334, (2) 215-220 Author Site , DOI
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 0 'A Lorentz and gauge invariant measure of laser intensity' Opt.Commun. 282, 1879-1883 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Dinu V, Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Marklund M & Torgrimsson G 2014 'Vacuum refractive indices and helicity flip in strong-field QED' PHYSICAL REVIEW D 89, (12) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T, Seipt D & Kampfer B 0 'Beam-Shape Effects in Nonlinear Compton and Thomson Scattering' Phys.Rev.A 81, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Bakker BLG, Bassetto A, Brodsky SJ, Broniowski W, Dalley S, Frederico T, Glazek SD, Hiller JR, Ji C-R 2014 'Light-front quantum chromodynamics' Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 251-252, 165-174 , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 0 'Exploring high-intensity QED at ELI' Eur.Phys.J.D 55, 359-364 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Dinu V, Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2012 'Infrared divergences in plane wave backgrounds' PHYSICAL REVIEW D 86, (8) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T & Ilderton A 0 'Extreme field physics and QED' Author Site
Harvey C, Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Marklund M 2012 'Intensity-Dependent Electron Mass Shift in a Laser Field: Existence, Universality, and Detection' PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 109, (10) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T 0 'Fermion Condensates and the Trivial Vacuum of Light-Cone Quantum Field Theory' Phys.Lett. B 388, 129-136 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Wipf A, Heinzl T, Kaestner T & Wozar C 0 'Generalized Potts-Models and their Relevance for Gauge Theories' SIGMA 3, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
HEINZL T 2012 'STRONG-FIELD QED AND HIGH-POWER LASERS' International Journal of Modern Physics A 27, (15) 1260010-1260010 , DOI PEARL
Heinzl T 0 'Hamiltonian Formulations of Yang-Mills Quantum Theory and the Gribov Problem' Author Site
Harvey C, Heinzl T & Marklund M 2011 'Symmetry breaking from radiation reaction in ultra-intense laser fields' PHYSICAL REVIEW D 84, (11) Author Site , DOI PEARL
Bruckmann F, Heinzl T, Tok T & Wipf A 0 'Instantons and Gribov Copies in the Maximally Abelian Gauge' Nucl.Phys. B 584, 589-614 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Kaestner T & Wipf A 2011 'Effective Lattice Actions for Finite-Temperature Yang-Mills Theory' arXiv Author Site
Wozar C, Kaestner T, Wellegehausen BH, Wipf A & Heinzl T 0 'Inverse Monte-Carlo and Demon Methods for Effective Polyakov Loop Models of SU(N)-YM' PoS LATTICE 2008, Author Site
Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Langfeld K, Lavelle M, Lutz W & McMullan D 0 'Is the ground state of Yang-Mills theory Coulombic?' Phys.Rev.D 78, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Harvey C, Heinzl T, Iji N & Langfeld K 2011 'Covariant worldline numerics for charge motion with radiation reaction' PHYSICAL REVIEW D 83, (7) Author Site , DOI
Heinzl T 0 'Light-Cone Dynamics of Particles and Fields' Author Site
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Marklund M 2010 'Pair production in laser fields: finite size effects' PoS LC 2010, 007-007 Author Site
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Marklund M 2010 'Finite size effects in stimulated laser pair production' Physics Letters B 692, (4) 250-256 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T 0 'Light-Cone Quantization: Foundations and Applications' Lect.Notes Phys. 572, 55-142 Author Site
Heinzl T 0 'Light-cone zero modes revisited' Author Site
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Marklund M 2010 'Laser intensity effects in noncommutative QED' Phys.Rev.D 81, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T & Werner E 0 'Light-Front Quantisation as an Initial-Boundary Value Problem' Z.Phys. C 62, 521-532 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Kröger H & Scheu N 0 'Loss of Causality in Discretized Light-Cone Quantisation' Author Site
Heinzl T, Ilderton A & Marklund M 2010 'Noncommutativity and the lightfront' Nucl.Phys.Proc.Suppl. 199, 153-159 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Langfeld K, Lavelle M, Lutz W & McMullan D 0 'Probing the ground state in gauge theories' Phys.Rev.D 77, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI PEARL
Bailey IR, Barber DP, Chattopadhyay S, Hartin A, Heinzl T, Hesselbach S & Moortgat-Pick GA 2009 'Joint IPPP Durham/Cockcroft Institute/ICFA Workshop on Advanced QED methods for Future Accelerators' Journal of Physics: Conference Series 198, 011001-011001 , DOI
Harvey C, Heinzl T & Ilderton A 2009 'Signatures of High-Intensity Compton Scattering' Phys.Rev.A 79, Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Langfeld K, Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Lavelle M & McMullan D 0 'Solution of the Gribov problem from gauge invariance' PoS Confinement 8, Author Site PEARL
Pause T & Heinzl T 0 'The Configuration Space of Low-dimensional Yang-Mills Theories' Nucl.Phys. B 524, 695-741 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T 0 'The Light-Cone Effective Potential' Author Site
Harada K, Heinzl T & Stern C 0 'Variational Mass Perturbation Theory for Light-Front Bound-State Equations' Phys.Rev. D 57, 2460-2474 Author Site Publisher Site , DOI
Conference Papers
Bulanov SS, Seipt D, Heinzl T, Marklund M & AIP 2017 'Depletion of Intense Fields' , DOI PEARL
Priebe G, Laundy D, Phillips PJ, Graham DM, Jamison SP, Vassilev S, Seddon EA, Rosenzweig JB, Krafft GA 2010 'First results from the Daresbury Compton backscattering x-ray source (COBALD)' SPIE Optical Engineering + Applications SPIE , DOI
Heinzl T 2009 'Compton scattering at high intensities' IOP Publishing 012005-012005 , DOI
Ilderton A, Heinzl T, Langfeld K, Lavelle M & McMullan D 2009 'Infra-red problems and a response'
Langfeld K, Heinzl T, Ilderton A, Lavelle M & McMullan D 2008 'Solution of the Gribov problem from gauge invariance'
Schramm U, Bock S, Zeil K, Sauerbrey R, Amthor KU, Liesfeld B, Heinzl T, Jäckel O, Pfotenhauer S, et. al 2007 'Laser-accelerated rays and radiation sources at the FZD' 17-44
Wozar C, Kastner T, Uhlmann S, Wipf A & Heinzl T 2007 'ZZ<inf>3</inf> Polyakov loop models and inverse Monte-Carlo methods'
Dittmann L, Heinzl T & Wipf A 2002 'An effective theory for the SU(2) mass gap?' 83-90
Heinzl T 2000 'The Light-Cone Wave Function of the Pion' 83-86 Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T 2000 'The light-cone wavefunction of the pion' 231-234
Heinzl T 1999 'Causality in light-cone field theory' 246-251
Heinzl T 1998 'Light-cone wave functions and chiral symmetry' 291-295 , DOI
Heinzl T 1997 'Hamiltonian Approach to the Gribov Problem' 194-197 Publisher Site , DOI
Heinzl T 1995 'Light Front Quantisation of Gauge Theories in a Finite Volume' 217-219 Publisher Site , DOI
HEINZL T, KRUSCHE S & WERNER E 1991 'NONTRIVIAL VACUUM-STRUCTURE IN LIGHT-CONE QUANTUM-FIELD THEORY' C429-C434
Reports
Heinzl T 2013 Corrections to Laser Electron Thomson Scattering. PEARL

Reports & invited lectures

39th Schladming Winter School "Methods of Quantization", Lectures on "Light-Cone Quantisation: Foundations and Applications", Schladming, Styria, 2000. Published as Springer Lecture Notes, Vol. 572.

Workshop on Lasers and Accelerators, STIAS, Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 2009, Lectures on "Strong-Field QED".

25th Chris Engelbrecht Summer School on "Nonlinear Phenomena in Quantum Field Theory", Stellenbosch, South Africa, January 2014, Lectures on Nonlinear QED.