Maxwell T. Hansen

Maxwell T. Hansen

UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

University of Edinburgh

I am a member of the Particle Physics Theory group at the University of Edinburgh. I joined the department in the Fall of 2020 with support from an exciting new initiative targeting a wide variety of UK-based researchers: The UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship. I go by ‘Max’, but I use my full name for publications.

Before joining the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Edinburgh, I spent time as a postdoctoral fellow at the Helmholz Institute Mainz, Germany, and as a fellow, and later a staff member, in the Theory Department at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland. I completed my PhD in 2014, under the exceptional mentorship of my advisor and collaborator, Steve Sharpe.

  • Particle physics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Computational science
  • PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics, 2014

    University of Washington, Seattle

  • BA in Physics, 2009

    Cornell University

Recent & Upcoming Talks

(In)finite-volume methods for multi-hadron amplitudes

Recent Publications

Decay amplitudes to three hadrons from finite-volume matrix elements
Variations on the Maiani-Testa approach and the inverse problem
The energy-dependent $π^+ π^+ π^+$ scattering amplitude from QCD
The role of boundary conditions in quantum computations of scattering observables


  • Higgs Centre for Theoretical Physics, Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH9 3JZ