Jon-Ivar Skullerud

Personal Details

Name :Jon-Ivar Skullerud
Date of Birth :11 July, 1967
Contact Address : Department of Mathematical Physics
NUI Maynooth
County Kildare
Telephone : +353-1-708 3678 (work)
+353-1-219 6012 (home)
Fax:+353-1-708 3967
Email :


Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Scotland. (1996)
Supported by the Norwegian Research Council.
Title of thesis: ``Renormalisation in lattice QCD''.

Candidatus Magisterii in Philosophy
University of Trondheim, College of Arts and Sciences, Trondheim, Norway. (1992)

Professional Engineer in Physics
University of Trondheim, Norwegian Institute of Technology (NTH), Trondheim, Norway. (1991)
Title of thesis: ``Materie og krefter i kvantefeltteorien -- et forsøk på filosofisk belysning'' (``Matter and forces in Quantum Field Theory -- an attempt at a philosophical elucidation'').

Work Experience

from September 2007
Lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Physics, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

October 2003 - August 2007
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Pure and Applied Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland.

October 2001 - October 2003
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Theoretical Physics (ITF), University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

October 1999 - September 2001
EU TMR Fellow at Deutsche Elektron-Synktrotron, Hamburg, Germany, under the network Finite Temperature Phase Transitions in Particle Physics.

September 1996 - September 1999
Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide, Australia.

Teaching Experience

From September 2007
I have taught the following courses at NUI Maynooth:

January - March 2005, April-May 2006, April-May 2007
General relativity and cosmology, 8 week course for 3rd year astrophysics students, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

October 2004 - May 2005
Tutor in mathematics for engineers (3E1) at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.

September 1990 - May 1992
Tutor in philosophy and history of science at the College of Arts and Sciences, Trondheim, Norway.

September 1986 - May 1987
Tutor in mathematics at the Norwegian Institute of Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

History of mentoring and supervision

3 current PhD students,
2 postdoctoral researchers (1 current, 1 recent).


My publication list can be found on a separate page

Research funding history

Workshops, Conferences, Summer Schools

Invited conference talks

Charmonium and charm diffusion from Nf=2 and Nf=2+1 lattice QCD, Heavy quarks and quarkonia in thermal QCD, Trento, 2-5 April 2013.

Heavy quarks in the quark-gluon plasma, Gauge field dynamics in and out of equilibrium, INT, Seattle, 5 March - 13 April 2012.

A quarkyonic phase in 2-color QCD?, Chiral symmetry and confinement in cold, dense quark matter, Trento, 19-23 July 2010.

Gluons, quarks and deconfinement at high density, International Workshop on QCD Greens Functions, Confinement, and Phenomenology, Trento, 7-11 September 2009.

Charmonium in the quark-gluon plasma, QCD in Extreme Conditions, LNF Frascati, 6-8 August 2007.

Dense 2-colour quark matter, CSSM Workshop on QCD and the Strong Interactions, University of Adelaide, 25-29 September 2006.

Dense 2-colour quark matter, QCD in Extreme Conditions, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 31 July-2 August 2006

The IVth International Conference on Quarks and Nuclear Physics, Madrid, 4-10 June 2006

Computational Hadron Physics, Nicosia, Cyprus, 13-17 September 2005.

QCD and Dense Matter: From Lattices to Stars, INT, Seattle, 12-26 April 2004.

QCD Down Under, Barossa Valley/Adelaide, Australia, 11-19 March 2004.

Aspects of Confinement and Nonperturbative QCD, ECT*, Trento, Italy, 10-17 March 2003.

Workshop on Quark Matter in Particle- and Astrophysics, Rostock, Germany, 27-29 November 2000.

Public understanding of science

Events organised

Public lectures

End of the road for atomism?, Maynooth Skeptics Society, NUI Maynooth, November 2012.

End of the road for atomism?, Astro2 (Physics student society), NUI Maynooth, February 2011.

Atomismen ved veis ende? [End of the road for atomism?], Vitenskapsteoretisk Forum [Forum for Theory of Science], Trondheim, Norway, 1 April 2003.

Newspaper articles published

Symmetrier i partikkelfysikken [Symmetries in particle physics], Klassekampen (Norway), 23 and 30 May 1998.

Nøytrinoer -- gåtefulle partikler [Neutrinos -- mysterious particles], Klassekampen (Norway), 20 February 1999.

Universets skjebne [The fate of the universe], Klassekampen (Norway), 28 April 2001.


Irish representative on the International Particle Physics Outreach Group (IPPOG), from 2012.

Leadership and administration



Other academic achievements

Participated in the International Mathematics Olympiad, Joutsaa, Finland, July 1985.

Referee for Physical Review C, Physical Review D, Physical Review Letters and Journal of High Energy Physics.


Regular translator (English to Norwegian) of George Monbiot's weekly column in The Guardian, since 2001. Translated his book The Age of Consent, 2004. Other occasional English-Norwegian translation work.

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