James Zanotti

Professor James Zanotti

Professor/Reader

School of Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Recent research highlights:

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2024 - ongoing Professsor University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2023 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2017 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
    2011 - 2015 ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide
    2008 - 2011 STFC Advanced Fellow University of Edinburgh
    2005 - 2008 Postdoctoral fellow University of Edinburgh
    2003 - 2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Adelaide Australia PhD
  • Research Interests

Recent grants:

    • ARC LIEF (2019-2021), "Sustaining and strengthening merit-based access to National Computational Infrastructure", $4.3M
    • ARC Discovery Project (2019-2021), "Supercomputing the tomography of the proton", $396k
    • ARC LIEF (2016-2018), "Maintaining and enhancing merit-based access to the NCI National Facility​", $3.0M
    • ARC Discovery Project (2014-2016), "Elucidating the role of quantum electrodynamics in hadron properties", $375k
    • ARC Future Fellowship (2011 - 2015), "The Standard Model and Beyond on Supercomputers", $694k

    Recent supercomputing allocations:

    • JUWELS: 17.8M core*hours (1/11/19 - 31/10/20) "Leptonic and semileptonic decays from QCD+QED"
    • HLRN: 20M core*hours (1/1/19 - 31/12/19) "Flavor physics from the lattice"
    • DiRAC: 118M core*hours (1/4/19 - 31/3/22) "Strong dynamics in the structure of matter"
    • JUWELS: 4.9M core*hours (1/11/18 - 31/10/19) "Imaging the quark and gluon substructure of the nucleon"
    • DiRAC: 20M core*hours (1/5/18 - 30/4/19) "Hadron physics of up, down and strange quarks"
    • NCI: 4M core*hours (1/1/19 - 31/12/19) "Electromagnetic structure of matter"
    • Pawsey: 5M core*hours (1/1/19 - 31/12/19) "Electromagnetic structure of matter"

    Current teaching:

    • Physics IIA: Introductory Quantum Mechanics (2016-present)
    • Physical Aspects of Nature: Mechanics (2017-present)
    • Physics III: Quantum Mechanics (2016-2017, 2020)
    • Advanced Electrodynamics (2016-present)

    Previous courses:

    • Electromagnetism II: Electromagnetism (2019)
    • Physics for Life & Earth Sciences B: Waves & Modern Physics (2017-2018)
    • Physics III: Electromagnetism (2014-2015)
    • Computational Physics III (2012-2013)
    • Relativistic Quantum Mechanics & Particle Physics: Particle Physics (2012-2013)
    • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2024 Principal Supervisor Hadronic structure of the pion from Lattice QCD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jordan McKee
      2024 Co-Supervisor Constraining Beyond Standard Model Physics with Lattice QCD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ian Van Schalkwyk
      2024 Principal Supervisor Radiative Corrections to Neutron Decay via Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Joshua Charles Perks
      2023 Co-Supervisor Inelastic Structure Functions from Lattice QCD Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thomas Gerard Schar
      2022 Principal Supervisor Transverse Properties of Baryons Using Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Joshua Alexander Crawford
      2022 Principal Supervisor Algorithmic aspects of lattice QCD for nuclear and particle physics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nabil Humphrey
      2021 Principal Supervisor Constraining physics beyond the standard model through precision nucleon matrix element calculations in lattice QCD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Rose Eden Smail
    • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

      Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
      2020 - 2023 Co-Supervisor The Compton Amplitude from the Lattice Feynman-Hellmann Method Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alec Hannaford Gunn
      2020 - 2022 Principal Supervisor Novel Algorithms for Computing Nuclear Correlation Functions in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Nabil Humphrey
      2019 - 2024 Co-Supervisor Hadronic Momentum Fractions: Calculation and Renormalisation from the Feynman-Hellmann Method in Lattice QCD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tomas Liam Howson
      2019 - 2023 Principal Supervisor Baryon Structure Using the Feynman-Hellmann Theorem in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mischa Batelaan
      2019 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Broken flavour-symmetry induced state mixing in lattice QCD+QED Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zeno Rafael Kordov
      2018 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Generalised Parton Distributions from Lattice Feynman-Hellman Techniques Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Alec Hannaford Gunn
      2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor QED+QCD Corrections to the Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Alex Westin
      2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Electromagnetic Form Factors of Hadrons in the Space-Like Region Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Robert James Perry
      2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Structure Functions in Medium and the Polarized EMC Effect Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Stephen Tronchin
      2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Transverse Properties of Baryons using Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jacob Maddox Bickerton
      2016 - 2020 Principal Supervisor Hadron Structure Using Feynman–Hellmann Theorem Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Kim Yves Somfleth
      2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Isospin Violating Hadronic Mass Splittings using Lattice QCD+QED Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zachary Koumi
      2015 - 2020 Co-Supervisor B-Physics in Lattice QCD and at Belle II Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sophie Elizabeth Hollitt
      2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Charge Symmetry Violation in the Extraction of Strangeness Form Factors of the Nucleon Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Abdullah M Alkathiri
      2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Hadron Structure and the Feynman-Hellmann Theorem in Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Alexander John Chambers
      2014 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Optimisations to Hybrid Monte Carlo for Lattice QCD Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Taylor Ryan Haar
      2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Improved Determination of Hadron Matrix Elements using the Variational Method Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jack Dragos
    • Position: Professor/Reader
    • Phone: 83131595
    • Email: james.zanotti@adelaide.edu.au
    • Fax: 83134380
    • Campus: North Terrace
    • Building: Physics, floor First Floor
    • Room: 117
    • Org Unit: Physics

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