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School of Theoretical Physics

The School of Theoretical Physics focuses on original research into the mathematical principles of physics.

It investigates the fundamental mathematical structures in which the laws of physics find expression. This research has profound, if long-term, implications not just for our understanding of the structure and origin of the universe, but, through quantum information theory, for the future of computing and the limits of what is computable.

The school is highly regarded internationally for work on quantum field theory, string theory, and quantum information. Ground breaking research on the deep structure of quantum fields and related physical structures, and the development of new mathematical tools for their study, in addition to work on the theory of quantum information and the emergence of geometry out of a world of quantum fluctuations, are current areas of focus.

The School of Theoretical Physics has an extensive national and international network, and has a Research Associate programme. It provides facilities for university professors and lecturers on leave of absence from their academic duties and it organises seminars, conferences, and lectures.

Upcoming Seminars

Thursday 11 April 2023, 2:30pm.
Francesca Vidotto (Western University, Ontario)
Title: ‘Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity and Cosmology’

Latest News
DIAS is excited to announce the Cosmology, Astrophysics, Theory and Collider Higgs 2024 Conference (CATCH22+2) in celebration of Ireland’s anticipated membership of CERN,
The conference will run at the DIAS Burlington Road and Dunsink sites on 1-5 May.
There will be a public lecture on the evening of Thursday 2 May.
Details to follow…
For more information on the Catch 22+2 conference please use the link below

DIAS Research Forum 2024
The DIAS research forum is set to return on Friday 24 May. Postdocs and PhD students from across all four sections of DIAS will exhibit their research in this vibrant poster session open to all staff from the Institute. For more information and to register please visit dias.ie/drf2024

Supported by DIAS and other institutions, Maynooth University will host the 2024 edition of The Young Researchers Integrability School and Workshop (YRISW).
Young Researchers School on Topological Aspects of Low-Dimensional Quantum Physics will take place between 21 – 27 April 2024. For more information or to apply visit the website using the link above.

Latest Published Papers
Y. K. Yazdi
Title: ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About How Causal Set Theory Can Help With Open Questions in Cosmology, But Were Afraid to Ask’
G. Palumbo
Title: ‘Noncommutative Geometry and Deformation Quantization in the Quantum Hall Fluids with Inhomogeneous Magnetic Fields’

Latest Preprints
Author(s): Y. K. Yazdi
Title: ‘Everything You Always Wanted to Know About How Causal Set Theory Can Help With Open Questions in Cosmology, But Were Afraid to Ask’
Author(s): P. Kucharski, H. Larraguivel, D. Noshchenko & P. Sulkowski
Title: ‘Unlinking Symmetric Quivers’