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James Allen is an academic turned website developer, and the creator of academic.bio. He's helped a lot of people set up their academic websites, and so developed academic.bio to make this easier for everyone.

James has a PhD from Durham University in theoretical physics, specifically 4-dimensional instantons in string theory. His thesis explored the low-energy dynamics of two instantons on a D4-brane, and how to construct higher topological charge instantons with high symmetry.

After his PhD, James co-founded ShareLaTeX, an online LaTeX editor which he runs as his day job. After moving out of academia directly, James has found he can be most effective developing online tools to make academics more efficient and effective in their research and communication.