String theory is the leading candidate for a unified
theory of all the four fundamental forces of our universe which is
supposed to explain physics at all scales. It has also been a rich
source of inspiration for new mathematics, with recent applications
even to quantum information theory and the study of strange metals.
We are a small but active group
in the Physics Department, led by a faculty member, with several
research fellows and graduate (PhD) students. Our work spans
diverse areas of string/Mtheory and quantum field theory, and their
deep implications for contemporary mathematics. We also maintain close links
with our colleagues in the Mathematics Department.
