Prof. James D. Wells

Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Research publications at INSPIRE Listing (summary).


J.D. Wells. Resource Manuscripts. Ann Arbor, MI: 2011-2018 [link].

J.D. Wells. In Praise of Theory and Speculation : Essays and Commentaries, 2016 [link

J.D. Wells. Effective Theories in Physics: From Planetary Orbits to Elementary Particle Masses. New York: Springer, 2012 [link].


J.D. Wells. “The theoretical physics ecosystem behind the discovery of the Higgs boson.” Lecture at Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute, Nagoya University, 7 June 2016, arXiv:1609.04268.

J.D. Wells. "Lectures on the symmetries and interactions of particle physics.” CERN Summer Student Programme, 4-10 July 2013 [link]. 

J.D. Wells. "Effective Field Theories and the Role of Consistency in Theory Choice." Lecture at Physics and Philosophy Conference (Wuppertal University, January 2012), arXiv:1211.0634.

J.D. Wells. "When effective theories predict: the inevitability of Mercury's anomalous perihelion precession." Lectures to Philosophy of Physics students at the University of Michigan, arXiv:1106.1568.

J.D. Wells. "Lectures on Higgs Boson Physics in the Standard Model and Beyond." British Universities Summer School (BUSSTEPP 2008 & 2009), Cambridge University and University of Liverpool, September 2009 [arXiv:0909.4541].

J.D. Wells, “How to Find a Hidden World at the Large Hadron Collider." Published in Perspectives on LHC Physics, ed. G.L. Kane and A. Pierce, World Scientific (2008) [hep-ph:0803.1243].

J.D. Wells. "TASI Lectures: Introduction to Precision Electroweak Analysis", Proceedings of Theoretical Advanced Study Institute (TASI-04), 2004 [hep-ph/0512342].