The School of Theoretical Physics is one of three constituent schools of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies devoted to original research into the mathematical principles of physics.

The School stands in the tradition established by its first Director, Erwin Schrödinger: to develop our basic understanding of fundamental physics and its mathematical underpinnings. This endeavour touches on a broad range of topics and addresses the central questions of contemporary physics, from exploring the emergence of new phases of matter in superconducting materials to understanding the quantum nature of space-time itself.

Below is an outline of the School’s current research interests, arranged into three broad and overlapping categories:

Quantum Field Theory

Conformal Field Theory

Path Integrals

Supersymmetry

Fuzzy Geometry

Dualities

Gravity and Cosmology

Black Holes

String/M-Theory and Supergravity

Matrix Models

Gauge/Gravity Duality

Causal Set Theory

Condensed Matter Theory

Quantum Information and Computation

Topological Insulators and Superconductors

Lattice Spin Systems

Phase Transitions

Tensor Networks and Density Matrix Renormalisation Group

Although spanning a vast range of scales, from the Planck length to that of the observable universe, and covering topics ranging from the properties of graphene to those of black holes, it is often the case that these diverse subjects are interconnected by common principles and mathematics, which can be used to glean unexpected insights and relations. For example, the study of how information is processed in quantum systems is crucial not only to the development of quantum computers, but also informs our understanding of black holes and the challenges they present for the frontiers of modern physics.

The School is also dedicated to communicating both the history and latest advances of fundamental physics to the public, sharing the excitement of basic science with all. The School hosts regular pubic lectures and short courses to inspire, encourage and enable the next generation of young scientists.

In 1983 DIAS hosted the Schrodinger Symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Erwin Schrodinger's receiving of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Below is the original program, as well as the group photo from the event - which includes Prof Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking RIP was no stranger to Dublin: he was a key participant in an RIA meeting in April 1979 and a DIAS symposium in October 1983. Photo shown here of later (in honour of 50th anniversary of Schrödinger's Nobel prize) @DIAS_Dublin@RIAdawsonRetweeted by
STP, DIAS

One of the great communicators of Science has passed -
Such sad news...
DIAS is extremely proud that Professor Stephen Hawking gave a lecture here @stpdias in October 1983 on Schrodinger's ideas about quantum mechanics & modern developments in general relativity and supergravity

Feb 1943 – Prof Erwin Schrödinger, first Director of @StpDias gave a series of public lectures entitled "What is Life?" #ThrowbackThursdayRetweeted by
STP, DIAS

@StpDias wishes to thank all those who gave talks & participated in #BalFest80
It's been a very special week for A. P. Balachadran & his wife Indra, as well as friends from DIAS and across the world.

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 5 : Friday 26 Jan 2018
Speakers include : William Joel Meggs, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Fabio Deelan Cunden, Rafael D. Sorkin (pictured below)l & Elisa Ercolessi
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 4 : Thurs 25 Jan 2018
Speakers include : Fedele Lizzi, Dariusz Chruscinski, Paulo Teotonio Sobrinho, Paolo Aschieri, Rafael D. Sorkin (pictured below), Aleksandr Pinzul & Donald Salisbury
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 4 : Thurs 25 Jan 2018
Speakers include : Fedele Lizzi, Dariusz Chruscinski, Paulo Teotonio Sobrinho (pictured below), Paolo Aschieri, Rafael D. Sorkin, Aleksandr Pinzul & Donald Salisbury
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018
Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi, Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev, Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan (pictured below).
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018
Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi, Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev (pictured below), Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018
Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi (pictured below), Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev, Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018 Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha, Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair, Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega (pictured below) #BalFest80#StpDias

Her Excellency Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Ireland visited @StpDias today for #BalFest80
She is pictured below with Prof A. P. Balachandran, Prof Werner Nahm & Prof Denjoe O'Connor, both of @StpDias#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018
Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha, Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair (pictured below), Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega
#BalFest80#StpDias

BalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018
Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha (pictured below), Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair, Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega
#BalFest80#StpDias

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## School of Theoretical Physics

The School of Theoretical Physics is one of three constituent schools of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies devoted to original research into the mathematical principles of physics.

The School stands in the tradition established by its first Director, Erwin Schrödinger: to develop our basic understanding of fundamental physics and its mathematical underpinnings. This endeavour touches on a broad range of topics and addresses the central questions of contemporary physics, from exploring the emergence of new phases of matter in superconducting materials to understanding the quantum nature of space-time itself.

Below is an outline of the School’s current research interests, arranged into three broad and overlapping categories:

Quantum Field TheoryGravity and CosmologyCondensed Matter TheoryAlthough spanning a vast range of scales, from the Planck length to that of the observable universe, and covering topics ranging from the properties of graphene to those of black holes, it is often the case that these diverse subjects are interconnected by common principles and mathematics, which can be used to glean unexpected insights and relations. For example, the study of how information is processed in quantum systems is crucial not only to the development of quantum computers, but also informs our understanding of black holes and the challenges they present for the frontiers of modern physics.

The School is also dedicated to communicating both the history and latest advances of fundamental physics to the public, sharing the excitement of basic science with all. The School hosts regular pubic lectures and short courses to inspire, encourage and enable the next generation of young scientists.

## School of Theoretical Physics

STP, DIAS5 months agoIn 1983 DIAS hosted the Schrodinger Symposium to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Erwin Schrodinger's receiving of the Nobel Prize for Physics. Below is the original program, as well as the group photo from the event - which includes Prof Stephen Hawking

Irish Maths Archive5 months agoStephen Hawking RIP was no stranger to Dublin: he was a key participant in an RIA meeting in April 1979 and a DIAS symposium in October 1983. Photo shown here of later (in honour of 50th anniversary of Schrödinger's Nobel prize) @DIAS_Dublin @RIAdawson Retweeted by STP, DIAS

Luke_Drury5 months agoMy interview this morning rte.ie/radio1/morning… Retweeted by STP, DIAS

STP, DIAS5 months agoOne of the great communicators of Science has passed - Such sad news... DIAS is extremely proud that Professor Stephen Hawking gave a lecture here @stpdias in October 1983 on Schrodinger's ideas about quantum mechanics & modern developments in general relativity and supergravity

STP, DIAS6 months ago@StpDias Seminar – Thursday 22nd February: “Einstein Gravity From Conformal Field Theory” with Andrei Parnachev (TCD) dias.ie/2018/02/14/thu… #StpDias #ConformalFieldTheory

DIAS Dublin2 years agoFeb 1943 – Prof Erwin Schrödinger, first Director of @StpDias gave a series of public lectures entitled "What is Life?" #ThrowbackThursday Retweeted by STP, DIAS

STP, DIAS7 months ago@StpDias wishes to thank all those who gave talks & participated in #BalFest80 It's been a very special week for A. P. Balachadran & his wife Indra, as well as friends from DIAS and across the world.

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 5 : Friday 26 Jan 2018 Prof Elisa Ercolessi is currently giving the final talk of #BalFest80

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 5 : Friday 26 Jan 2018 Speakers include : William Joel Meggs, Wolfgang Bietenholz, Fabio Deelan Cunden, Rafael D. Sorkin (pictured below)l & Elisa Ercolessi #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 4 : Thurs 25 Jan 2018 Speakers include : Fedele Lizzi, Dariusz Chruscinski, Paulo Teotonio Sobrinho, Paolo Aschieri, Rafael D. Sorkin (pictured below), Aleksandr Pinzul & Donald Salisbury #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 4 : Thurs 25 Jan 2018 Speakers include : Fedele Lizzi, Dariusz Chruscinski, Paulo Teotonio Sobrinho (pictured below), Paolo Aschieri, Rafael D. Sorkin, Aleksandr Pinzul & Donald Salisbury #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018 Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi, Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev, Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan (pictured below). #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018 Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi, Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev (pictured below), Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan #BalFest80 #StpDias

DIAS Dublin7 months agoProf. Brian Dolan is a Research Associate in the School of Theoretical Physics @StpDias here at #DIASDublin irishtimes.com/news/science/q… Retweeted by STP, DIAS

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 3 : Wed 24 Jan 2018 Speakers include : Alberto Ibort, Biswajit Chakraborty, Giovanni Landi (pictured below), Chethan Krishnan, S. G. Rajeev, Paolo Facchi & Balachandran Sathiapalan #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018 Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha, Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair, Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega (pictured below) #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months ago@bbkanbur I'm sorry Baris, but no...

STP, DIAS7 months agoHer Excellency Vijay Thakur Singh, Ambassador of the Republic of India to Ireland visited @StpDias today for #BalFest80 She is pictured below with Prof A. P. Balachandran, Prof Werner Nahm & Prof Denjoe O'Connor, both of @StpDias #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018 Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha, Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair (pictured below), Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega #BalFest80 #StpDias

STP, DIAS7 months agoBalFest80 @StpDias : Day 2 : Tue 23 Jan 2018 Speakers include Manuel Asorey, Allen Stern, Bruno Carneiro da Cunha (pictured below), Florio Maria Ciaglia, V. Parameswaran Nair, Seckin Kurkcuoglu & Andres F. Reyes Lega #BalFest80 #StpDias