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Professor Ruth Gregory

My research

My research is aimed at trying to understand the interplay between spacetime, the construct, and what we see. Although simplistically we have this already in the form of theories or equations, in reality, the route between this formalism and what we see is more subtle. I explore the impact of gravity in our world, and the possible ways in which gravity and particle physics interact. I am particularly interested in non-perturbative phenomena, and in ways of modifying gravity to get unexpected large scale phenomena.

My journey

I have been very fortunate in having several options to choose from in my career, and have been very lucky in being able to have a relatively stable postdoctoral life. I think it is very difficult to operate at your natural level as a woman and mother, as you have so little time and so many distractions! On the other hand, I am very proud of my son, and feel very lucky to have had such a wonderful child. I would not swap being a mother for anything!