Dr Joseph Tooby-Smith

My legal name is: Joseph Smith. I publish under: Joseph Tooby-Smith

This page contains a version of my academic CV in html format. Other useful links are:

I may be contacted at j s s 8 5 ‘at’ c a m ‘dot’ a c ‘dot’ u k.

Videos of my seminars

Education and qualifications

2012-2014: York 6th Form college (press release):

  • As-level: Biology A.
  • A-level: Physics A*, Maths A*, Further Maths A*, Additional Further Maths A*, Chemistry A*.

2014-2018: Oxford University, Christ Church College:

  • MMathPhys (with initial three years on MPhys): Distinction/First Class (double classification)

2018-2021: Cambridge University, Robinson College and Cavendish Laboratory

From September 2021 I will take up the position of Hans Bethe Postdoctoral Associate in the high-energy theory group in the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE) at Cornell University.

Papers: Peer-reviewed

Papers: Preprint


2016: Undertook a teaching module as part of my undergraduate.

2018 & 2020: Demonstrator for theoretical physics part I (Department of Physics, Cambridge)

2019 & 2020: Supervisor for Gauge Field Theory (Department of Physics, Cambridge)

2019: Supervisor for Quantum Field Theory (DAMTP, Cambridge)

2020: Supervisor for `Symmetries, Fields and Particles’ (DAMTP, Cambridge)

Prizes and Awards

2014: Principal’s Prize (York College)

2014/2015-2016/2017: Scholarships (Christ Church College, Oxford)

2015/2016: The Scott Prize for performance in the Physics Part A examination (Oxford University)

2016: Collections Prize (Christ Church College, Oxford)

2016/2017: The Scott Prize for best performance in the MPhys Part B examination (Oxford University)

2016/2017 (awarded 2018): Clifford Smith Prize (Christ Church College, Oxford)

2017/2018: Prize for the Best Results on the Oxford MMathPhys (Oxford University)

2018: Honorary Vice-Chancellor’s Award (Cambridge University)

2017/2018: Hooke Prize (Christ Church College, Oxford)

    • “This prize is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate Member of the House [Christ Church College] who achieves the highest mark in the following Honour Schools collectively: Mathematics, Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics and Materials Science.” 

2017/2018: Roach Prize  (Christ Church College, Oxford)

    • “This prize is awarded to the most outstanding undergraduate across the following branches of Science: Mathematics, Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Physics, Materials Science and Biological Science. The most outstanding undergraduate will normally be the person placed proportionately highest in an appropriate Honour School (including in a joint School with Philosophy).”

Presentation and conferences

2019: Organising committee and a convener for the Cavendish Laboratory Graduate Student Conference

2020: Seminars on “Local anomalies in Z′ models” at: Cambridge University; Imperial College London; Edinburgh University; Oxford University

2020: Seminar on “Supersoft Stops” at Bonn University

Public Engagement

2016-2018: Oxfords Hands on Science (OxHOS) roadshows and committee member (2017)

2017-2018: Oxford Physics department and Christ Church college open days

2017: Volunteered at Stargazing Oxford event

2019: Volunteered at Cambridge Science Festival

2019: Helped out at Cambridge HEP master classes

Athletic achievements

2019: 3rd team at National 6-stage road relays with Cambridge and Coleridge AC

2019: 2nd team at National Cross Country relays with Cambridge and Coleridge AC

2019: 1st in both the Oxford and Cambridge Town and Gown 10k

2019: Represented Cambridgeshire in track-and-field

2019: 2nd Individual in Oxford Vs Cambridge Blues varsity cross country, and team win

2020: 30th Individual in National Cross Country Championships

Personal bests: 1:59.4 (800m), 3:59.40 (1500m), 8:39.6 (3000m), 9:59.49 (3000m Steeple chase), 15:08.92 (5000m), 30:01 (10k)