Ian McArthur

Emeritus Professor, BSc W.Aust., MA PhD Harv.

  • The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Ian McArthur completed a PhD at Harvard University in supersymmetric quantum field theory and supergravity theory. His first postdoctoral fellowship was in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge. This was followed by a postdoctoral position in the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Karlsruhe with Professor Julius Wess, one of the founders of supergravity theory, and an Assistant Professorship at the II Institute of Theoretical Physics at Hamburg University. Ian McArthur served as the Head of the School of Physics at UWA for 18 years beginning in 2000. He was awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship whilst at UWA, undertaken at the University of Munich (Ludwig Maximilians University). Ian McArthur was granted the title Emeritus Professor in January 2021.

External positions

Chair of the National Committee for Physics, Australian Academy of Science


Member of National Executive, Australian Institute of Physics


ARC College of Experts, Australian Research Council

1 Jan 201031 Dec 2012

Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

1996 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Quantum field theory
  • Superstring theory
  • Theoretical physics
  • Supersymmetry and supergravity


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