Mark Walton received the B.S. degree with honors in physics from Dalhousie University, NS, Canada. Afterwards, he studied theoretical high-energy physics with C.S. Lam at McGill University, Quebec, Canada, completing a Ph.D. degree in string theory in 1987. He won an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowship and took it at the Theory Group of SLAC, Stanford University, Calif, USA. His research there focused on conformal field theory, especially its algebraic properties. Walton then worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow with Pierre Mathieu at UniversitÉ Laval in Quebec City, Canada, before moving to the University of Lethbridge, Canada (Assistant Professor 1991, Associate Professor 1996, Professor 2001, Chair from 2002 till 2005). At the University of Lethbridge, Walton has continued to work on conformal field theory, and its applications in string theory. His research also concerns phase-space quantum mechanics or deformation quantization, and the uses of Lie algebras in physics. He has published over 50 journal articles. Walton has held (sabbatical) visiting positions at DAMTP, Cambridge; Applied Maths, University of Western Ontario; Instituto Matemáticas-UNAM, Morelia, Mexico. He has been an Affiliate of the Perimeter Institute since 2004 and is currently serving as a Member of the NSERC Evaluation Group for Physics (from 2010 till 2013).
Biography Updated on 8 June 2011