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Our directions of research cover string theory compactifications, supersymmetric field theories, black holes physics, beyond standard model physics, alternative formulation of quantum mechanics and searching for various mathematical avenues to make connections between string theory and the real world.

 

Our Researchers

Prof Alon Faraggi

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  • Theoretical particle physics
  • Unification of fundamental matter and interactions
  • String theory
  • Phenomenological and cosmological implications of string theory
  • Physics beyond the standard model and collider phenomenology
  • Foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum gravity

Dr Radu Tatar

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  • F-theory compactifications
  • Brane configurations and SUSY field theories
  • Geometric constructions of strongly coupled field theories
  • Nilpotent orbits for 3d gauge theories
  • Seiberg dualities and their geometric interpretations

Dr Thomas Mohaupt

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  • Exact solutions to gauged and ungauged supergravity, and as well to other gravitational theories
  • Integrability in supergravity and string theory, in particular linear systems and Riemann-Hilbert problems
  • Black hole entropy, black hole partition functions and their relation to the topological string
  • Instantons in string theory, Euclidean supersymmetry
  • Vacuum selection in string theory, its possible relation to inflation and dark energy
  • Geometry of supergravity and string theory: space-time geometry, geometry of couplings

Dr Susha Parameswaran

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  • String theory, supergravity and branes
  • Interplay between string theory, cosmology and particle physics
  • Dark energy theory
  • Early Universe cosmology, inflation
  • Primordial black holes, gravitational waves
  • Supersymmetry breaking

Dr Ed Hardy

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  • Dark Matter: Axions and Glueballs
  • Finite temperature QFT and astrophysical constraints on new light particles
  • New Approaches to the hierarchy problem
  • Heterotic String theory and its phenomenology

Mr Louis Gall

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  • String Theory

Mr Giacomo Pope

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  • Exact solutions to N=2 supergravity theories
  • Oxidation of black hole solutions to higher dimensions and their sting/M-theory interpretations
  • Black hole thermodynamics and its extension to cosmological Killing horizons

Mr Benjamin Percival

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  • Free fermionic heterotic string model building
  • Machine learning tools for exploring string landscape
  • Axions in string theory
  • Philosophy of physics

Mr Flavio Tonioni

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  • String compactifications
  • D-brane model building

Mr Jamie Rogers

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  • Quiver gauge theories
  • Geometric structures in scalar manifolds
  • Nilpotent varieties in Lie algebras
  • Brane engineering for low dimensional QFTs
  • Quiver arithmetic and transverse slices

Mr Yizhuo Gao

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  • String Theory

Mr Abdullah Ibrahim

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  • Seiberg dualities in various dimensions
  • D-brane construction of supersymmetric dualities

Mr Martin Hurtado

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  • String Theory

Mr Viktor Matyas

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  • String theory compactifications, dualities and related geometry
  • String partition functions and their symmetries
  • Holography and the AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Quantum information theory and holographic entanglement entropy
  • Geometric and topological structures in QFT and string theory

Mr Horia Nicolaescu

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  • Axion dark matter
  • Hierarchy problem
  • QCD

Mr Bruno Bento

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  • Quintessence
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmology in string theory

Mr Maxime M├ędevielle

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  • Geometrical aspects of supergravity and string theory
  • Supergravity compactifications