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 SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
CB2 1TN Cambridge
1017 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen