Latham Boyle

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Areas of Research:
Phone: x7541

Research Interests

I work on a number of different topics including gravitational waves, black holes, early universe cosmology, non-commutative geometry (and its application to standard-model and beyond-the-standard-model physics), and exotic crystals (including choreographic crystals and quasi-crystals).

Positions Held

  • 2010/01-present, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Junior Faculty
  • 2006/09-2009/12, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2001/09-2006/06, PhD student, Princeton University, Physics Department

Awards

  • The article "Symmetric Satellite Swarms and Choreographic Crystals" by Latham Boyle, Jun Yong Khoo and Kendrick Smith (Phys.Rev.Lett.116:015503, 2016 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.5876]) was selected by Physical Review Letters as an "Editor's Suggestion," and as the subject of a "Focus" article ("New Crystal Type is Always in Motion" by Philip Ball) in APS Physics (http://physics.aps.org/articles/v9/4).
  • The article "Quantifying the BICEP2-Planck Tension over Gravitational Waves" by Kendrick M. Smith, Cora Dvorkin, Latham Boyle, Neil Turok, Mark Halpern, Gary Hinshaw and Ben Gold (Phys.Rev.Lett.113:031301, 2014 [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:1404.0373]) was selected as an "Editor's Suggestion" by Physical Review Letters.
  • NSERC Discovery Grant and Early Career Researchers Supplement
  • The article "Proving Inflation: A Bootstrap Approach" by Latham Boyle and Paul Steinhardt (Phys.Rev.Lett.105:241301, 2010 [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv:0810.2787]) was selected by Physical Review as the subject of a Viewpoint article ("Can we test the inflationary expansion of the universe?" by Arthur Kosowsky) in APS Physics (http://physics.aps.org/articles/v3/103).
  • CIFAR Junior Fellowship, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research

Recent Publications

  • "Self-Similar One-Dimensional Quasilattices," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, arXiv: 1608.08220 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.08220].
  • "Coxeter Pairs, Ammann Patterns and Penrose-like Tilings," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, arXiv: 1608.08215 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.08215].
  • "An new algebraic structure in the standard model of particle physics," Latham Boyle and Shane Farnsworth, arXiv: 1604.00847 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.00847].
  • "Reflection Quasilattices and the Maximal Quasilattice," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, Physical Review B 94, 064107 (2016) [https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.06426].
  • "Symmetric Satellite Swarms and Choreographic Crystals," Latham Boyle, Jun Yong Khoo and Kendrick Smith, Physical Review Letters 116, 015503 (2016) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1407.5876].
  • "Testing and extending the inflationary consistency relation for tensor modes," Latham Boyle, Kendrick M. Smith, Cora Dvorkin and Neil Turok, Physical Review D 92, 043504 (2015) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.3129].
  • "Non-Associative Geometry and the Spectral Action Principle," Shane Farnsworth and Latham Boyle, JHEP 1507, 023 (2015) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.1782].
  • "Rethinking Connes' approach to the standard model of particle physics via non-commutative geometry," Shane Farnsworth and Latham Boyle, New J. Phys. 17, 023021 (2015) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1408.5367].
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Latham Boyle and Shane Farnsworth, New J. Phys. 16, 123027 (2014) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.5083].
  • "Quantifying the BICEP2/Planck tension over gravitational waves," (a.k.a. "On quantifying and resolving the BICEP2/Planck tension over gravitational waves") Kendrick M. Smith, Cora Dvorkin, Latham Boyle, Neil Turok, Mark Halpern, Gary Hinshaw and Ben Gold, Physical Review Letters 113, 031301 (2014) [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv: 1404.0373].
  • "Pulsar timing arrays as imaging gravitational wave telescopes: angular resolution and source (de)confusion," Latham Boyle and Ue-Li Pen, Physical Review D 86, 124028 (2012) [http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.4337].
  • "Testing Inflation: A Bootstrap Approach," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, Physical Review Letters 105, 241301 (2010) [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv: 0810.2787].
  • "Relating gravitational wave constraints from primordial nucleosynthesis, pulsar timing, laser interferometers, and the CMB: implications for the early universe," Latham A. Boyle and Alessandra Buonanno, Physical Review D 78, 043531 (2008) [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv: 0708.2279].
  • "The spin expansion for binary black hole merger: new predictions and future directions," Latham Boyle and Michael Kesden, Physical Review D 78, 024017 (2008) [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv: 0712.2819].
  • "Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion," Latham Boyle, Michael Kesden and Samaya Nissanke, Physical Review Letters 100, 151101 (2008) [http://arxiv.org/abs/arXiv: 0709.0299].
  • "Probing the early universe with inflationary gravitational waves," Latham A. Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, Physical Review D 77, 063504 (2008) [http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0512014].
  • "Inflationary predictions for scalar and tensor fluctuations reconsidered," Latham Boyle, Paul Steinhardt and Neil Turok, Physical Review Letters 96, 111301 (2006) [http://arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0507455].
  • "Coxeter Pairs, Ammann Patterns and Penrose-like Tilings," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, arXiv: 1608.08215 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.08215].
  • "Self-Similar One-Dimensional Quasilattices," Latham Boyle and Paul J. Steinhardt, arXiv: 1608.08220 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.08220].
  • "An new algebraic structure in the standard model of particle physics," Latham Boyle and Shane Farnsworth, arXiv: 1604.00847 [https://arxiv.org/abs/1604.00847].
  • "The Minimal Dimensionless Standard Model (MDSM) and its Cosmology," Latham Boyle, Shane Farnsworth, Joseph Fitzgerald and Maitagorri Schade, arXiv: 1111.0273 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1111.0273].
  • "Light Loop Echoes and Blinking Black Holes," Latham Boyle and Matthew Russo, arXiv: 1110.2789 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1110.2789].
  • "The general theory of porcupines, perfect and imperfect," Latham Boyle, arXiv: 1008.4997 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.4997].
  • "Perfect porcupines: ideal networks for low frequency gravitational wave astronomy," Latham Boyle, arXiv: 1003.4946 [http://arxiv.org/abs/1003.4946].

Seminars

  • "Choreographic Crystals and Quasilattices", Symposium lecture, Encontro de Fisica 2016 Conference (Natal, Brazil)
  • "Coxeter pairs, Ammann patterns and Penrose-like tilings," 13th International Conference on Quasicrystals (Kathmandu, Nepal)
  • "A New Algebraic Structure in the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Simplicity II Workshop, Fermilab
  • "The Standard Model as a Differential Graded Super-Algebra," Gauge Theory and Noncommutative Geometry Conference (Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
  • "The Standard Model of Particle Physics via Non-Commutative Geometry," Case Western Reserve University Physics Dept Seminar
  • "1D Quasicrystals, Random Matrices and the Modular Group," Aperiodic 2015 Conference (Prague, the Czech Republic)
  • "The Standard Model of Particle Physics from Non-Commutative Geometry: Some Thoughts," Mathematical Physics Seminar, Institute for Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics, Radbound University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands).
  • "Tiling the Universe," ICPS 2015 (International Conference of Physics Students, Zagreb, Croatia)
  • "The Standard Model of Particle Physics from Non-Commutative Geometry: A New Perspective," Mathematical Physics Seminar, SISSA (Trieste, Italy)
  • "The Standard Model of Particle Physics from Non-Commutative Geometry: A New Perspective," Super Kamkionkowski Fest (Johns Hopkins University)
  • "Tilings and Physics," Workshop on Spectral Theory of Aperiodic Systems (Heinrich Fabri Institute, Blaubeuren, Germany)
  • "The Standard Model of Particle Physics from Non-Commutative Geometry: A New Perspective," UWO/Fields Institute Non-Commutative Geometry Workshop
  • "Rethinking Connes" Approach to the Standard Model of Particle Physics via Noncommutative Geometry," First Erlangen Workshop on Cosmology and Quantum Gravity (Erlangen, Germany)
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Conceptual and Technical Challenges for Quantum Gravity 2014 Conference, Rome
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Quantum Physics and Non-Commutative Geometry Workshop, Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics, Bonn
  • "On Testing and Extending the Inflationary Consistency Relation for Tensor Modes," COSMO 2014 Conference, Chicago
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Theory Canada 9, Waterloo
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Searching for Simplicity Workshop, Princeton Center for Theoretical Science
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," CCGRRA 2014, Winnipeg
  • "Non-Commutative Geometry, Non-Associative Geometry and the Standard Model of Particle Physics," Western University, London
  • "Pulsar Timing Arrays as Imaging Gravitational Wave Telescopes: Angular Resolution and Source (De)Confusion," 27th Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Dallas
  • "From Almost-Commutative to Almost-Associative Geometries: Key Concepts and Illustrations," Non-Commutative Geometry and Particle Physics Workshop, Lorentz Centre, Leiden
  • "Non-Associative Geometry and the Spectral Action Principle," 16th Eastern Gravity Meeting, Toronto
  • "Gravitational Wave Telescopes, Time-Delay Interferometers and Choreographic Crystals," Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), Toronto
  • "Gravitational Wave Telescopes, Time-Delay Interferometers and Choreographic Crystals," University of Waterloo, Astrophysics Seminar
  • "Gravitational Wave Telescopes, Time-Delay Interferometers and Choreographic Crystals," Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP), University of Chicago
  • "Platonic Orbits, Symmetric Satellite Constellations, Dynamical Lattices and Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Telescopes," University of Ottawa
  • "Platonic Orbits, Symmetric Satellite Constellations, Dynamical Lattices and Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Telescopes," Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), Princeton
  • "Platonic Orbits and Fully Democratic Satellite Constellations," CIFAR Annual Cosmology and Gravity Meeting (Whistler, British Columbia)
  • "The Wave Function of the Universe," Vision Speaker at Quantum and Nano Computing Advanced School, Agra, India
  • "Gravitational Waves in Cosmology," Lectures at IUCAA School on Cosmology and Gravitational Waves, Pune, India
  • "Gravitational Wave Telescopes and the Early Universe," Physics Colloquium, University of Western Ontario
  • "Gravitational Wave Telescopes and the Early Universe," Physics Colloquium, University of Guelph
  • "Pulsar Timing Arrays as Imaging Gravitational Wave Telescopes," International Pulsar Timing Array Meeting, West Virginia (had to withdraw, unfortunately)
  • "Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Telescopes," Cosmological Frontiers In Fundamental Physics Workshop, Paris
  • "Low Frequency Gravitational Wave Telescopes," Black Holes VIII Conference, Niagara Falls
  • "Pulsar Timing Arrays as Gravitational Wave Telescopes," CIFAR Annual Cosmology and Gravity Meeting (Whistler, British Columbia)
  • "Low frequency gravitational wave telescopes," Physics & Astronomy Department Colloquium, McMaster University
  • "Gravitational wave telescopes," Hawken School, Cleveland
  • "Low frequency gravitational wave telescopes," Joint Astrophysics Colloquium, McGill University
  • "Observations about the wave function of the universe," PIAF Worskhop, Brisbane, Australia
  • "Gravitational Wave Astronomy and Merging Black Holes," 2010 EinsteinPlus Keynote Address
  • PIRSA:15090059, The standard model of particle physics as a non-commutative differential graded algebra, 2015-09-12, Noncommutative Geometry and Physics
  • PIRSA:15050126, The standard model from non-commutative geometry: what? why? what's new?, 2015-05-27, Noncommutative Geometry and Physics
  • PIRSA:14070028, What"s Interesting These Days (With Gravity)?, 2014-07-23, ISSYP 2014
  • PIRSA:14020102, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 13, 2014-02-14, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020101, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 12, 2014-02-13, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020021, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 11, 2014-02-12, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020018, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 10, 2014-02-11, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020017, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 9, 2014-02-10, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020014, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 8, 2014-02-07, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020013, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 7, 2014-02-06, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14020012, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 6, 2014-02-04, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14010069, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 5, 2014-02-03, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14010068, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 4, 2014-01-31, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14010111, What"s Happening in Cosmology?, 2014-01-30, PI Day 2014
  • PIRSA:14010067, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 3, 2014-01-29, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14010066, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 2, 2014-01-28, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:14010065, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review - Lecture 1, 2014-01-27, 13/14 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13070033, What's interesting these days (with gravity)?, 2013-07-18, Strong Gravity
  • PIRSA:13030045, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 14, 2013-03-08, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13030044, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 13, 2013-03-07, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13030043, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 12, 2013-03-06, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13030042, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 11, 2013-03-05, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13030041, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 10, 2013-03-04, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13030038, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 9, 2013-03-01, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020108, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 8, 2013-02-28, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020107, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 7, 2013-02-27, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020106, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 6, 2013-02-26, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020105, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 5, 2013-02-25, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020102, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 4, 2013-02-22, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020101, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 3, 2013-02-21, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020100, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 2, 2013-02-20, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:13020099, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review Lecture 1, 2013-02-19, 12/13 PSI - Cosmology Review
  • PIRSA:12020029, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 15, 2012-02-10, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020028, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 14, 2012-02-09, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020027, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 13, 2012-02-08, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020026, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 12, 2012-02-07, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020025, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 11, 2012-02-06, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020022, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 10, 2012-02-03, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020021, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 9, 2012-02-02, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12020020, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 8, 2012-02-01, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010083, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 7, 2012-01-31, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010082, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 6, 2012-01-30, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010079, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 5, 2012-01-27, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010078, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 4, 2012-01-26, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010077, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 3, 2012-01-25, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010076, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 2, 2012-01-24, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:12010075, Cosmology (Review) - Lecture 1, 2012-01-23, 11/12 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11090122, Research Presentation - Cosmology and Strong Gravity, 2011-09-16, Cosmology & Gravitation
  • PIRSA:11020098, Cosmology Review - Lecture 15, 2011-02-11, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020097, Cosmology Review - Lecture 14, 2011-02-11, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020096, Cosmology Review - Lecture 13, 2011-02-09, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020095, Cosmology Review - Lecture 12, 2011-02-08, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020094, Cosmology Review - Lecture 11, 2011-02-07, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020091, Cosmology Review - Lecture 10, 2011-02-04, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020090, Cosmology Review - Lecture 9, 2011-02-03, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020089, Cosmology Review - Lecture 8, 2011-02-02, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11020088, Cosmology Review - Lecture 7, 2011-02-01, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010105, Cosmology Review - Lecture 6, 2011-01-31, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010102, Cosmology Review - Lecture 5, 2011-01-28, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010101, Cosmology Review - Lecture 4, 2011-01-27, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010100, Cosmology Review - Lecture 3, 2011-01-26, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010099, Cosmology Review - Lecture 2, 2011-01-24, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:11010098, Cosmology Review - Lecture 1, 2011-01-24, 10/11 PSI - Cosmology (Review)
  • PIRSA:10070031, Gravitational Waves, 2010-07-26, EinsteinPlus 2010
  • PIRSA:09030034, Three thoughts about black holes and cosmology, 2009-03-16, Cosmology & Gravitation
  • PIRSA:08030032, Binary black hole merger: symmetry and the spin expansion, 2008-03-04, Cosmology & Gravitation