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Research in string theory and two dimensional conformal field theory

Objective



The group propose to conduct research in string theory and conformal field theory and their application to high energy physics, statistical mechanics and some areas of mathematics. Its ultimate goal is to understand nonperturbative string theory so that it can be confronted with experiment. The main theme of research will be conformal field theory which is the common language to string theory and two dimensional crirical phenomena.
The topics to be investigated are: the modular geometry of string theory, the geometry of loop spaces, the classification and the construction of extended conformal field theories, topological field theories, index theorems and their application to nonperturbative string theory. In parallel the construction of realistic four dimensional models will be developed with application to the study of the structure of the corresponding low energy field theories and of their high temperature properties.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Address

91405 Orsay
France

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Saclay Ecole Polytechnique
91128 Palaiseau
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
Address
South Kensington Campus
London
THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
Address
Trinity Lane, The Old Schools,
CB2 1TN Cambridge
UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN
Denmark
Address
Noerregade 10
1017 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATA
Italy
Address
Via Della Ricerca Scientifica, 1 Edificio Sogene
00133 Roma
Universite Libre de Bruxelles
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles
Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 2/5
00185 Roma