School of Physics

Field Theory and Quantum Gravity Research Group

This research group's focus is on various aspects of supergravity, supersymmetric quantum field theory and string theory.

Unification of gravity with the other fundamental interactions within a consistent quantum theory is one of the central problems of high-energy physics. The complete structure of such a theory is not yet known despite numerous efforts undertaken over several decades to construct it. The most interesting models for quantum gravity include string theory and its low-energy approximations known as supersymmetric theories of gravity or supergravity.

Research activities

The group's research activities include:

  • Effective actions in gauge theories and quantum gravity.
  • Supergravity-matter systems in diverse dimensions.
  • Superconformal field theories.
  • String theory and its applications to particle physics.

Recent publications

Recent publications can be found here.