David Robertson

David Robertson



The Point, 108

Department of Engineering, Computer Science, & Physics

David Robertson is a theoretical physicist with research interests in elementary particle physics and high performance computing.  His recent research has focused on computational tools for precision calculations in quantum field theories.  He has also worked on Hamiltonian approaches to strongly interacting field theories, including the light cone formalism, and particle physics phenomenology.  He received his PhD from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and held several postdoctoral positions before coming to Otterbein.  Dr. Robertson teaches courses throughout the physics curriculum, and also courses in the Honors and Integrative Studies programs.  In 2017 he received the Master Teacher of the Year award.

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  • University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D., 1990
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., 1984

Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Elementary particle theory
  • High-performance computing


  • Evaluation of the General 3-Loop Vacuum Feynman Integral (with S. P. Martin), Phys. Rev. D 95, 016008 (2017).[arXiv:1610.07720]
  • The Inclusion of Two-Loop SUSYQCD Corrections to Gluino and Squark Pole Masses in the Minimal and Next-to-Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model: SOFTSUSY3.7 (with B. C. Allanach, S. P. Martin and R. Ruiz de Austri), Comput. Phys. Comm. 219, 339 (2017). [arxiv:1601.06657]
  • Higgs Boson Mass in the Standard Model at Two-Loop Order and Beyond (with S. P. Martin), Phys. Rev. D 90, 073010 (2014).[arXiv:1407.4336]
  • Standard model parameters in the tadpole-free pure MSbar scheme (with S.P. Martin), Phys. Rev. D 100, 073004 (2019). [arXiv:1907.02500]
  • Affiliations & Awards

    • Otterbein Master Teacher of the Year, 2017
    • American Physical Society
    • Anacapa Society
    • OSC Statewide Users Group