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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 23 March 2023, 2:30pm.
Speaker: Des Johnston (Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh)
Title: The 3D Plaquette Ising Model, subsystem symmetries and fractons

Latest News

IAS-DIAS Conference Series – “The Amplituhedron at 10”: Hidden Mathematical Structures of the Amplituhedron – 24-28 April 2023
STP, DIAS is excited to announce this upcoming conference in conjunction with IAS, Princeton.
As part of the conference Prof. Nima Arkani-Hamed (IAS) will give a public lecture on the evening of Monday 24 April – details to follow.
For more information and to register please click here.

As part of the workshop ‘Computer Science for Knotty Math Problems’ (7-11 November 2022), Prof. Louis Kauffman delivered an honourary public lecture at DIAS on Friday 11 November.
The video is now available to view on our YouTube channel

Many thanks to Prof. Werner Nahm for the fascinating Statutory Public Lecture, ‘A Tale of Two Volcanoes’ hosted by Trinity College, Dublin on 14 November 2022.
Also, a special thanks to Prof. Samson Shatashvili for introductions.
View the video here

Latest Published Papers
Author(s): A. Montorsi, U. Bhattacharya, D. González-Cuadra, M. Lewenstein, G. Palumbo, L. Barbiero
Title: ‘Interacting Second-Order Topological Insulators in One-Dimensional Fermions with Correlated Hopping’
Author(s): H. E. Haber, V. Keus & R. Santos
Title: ‘P-Even, CP Violating Signals in Scalar-Mediated Processes’

Latest Preprints
Author(s): S. Koizumi
Title: ‘Anomaly Inflow of Rarita-Schwinger Field in 3 Dimensions’
Author(s): A. Bouhon, Y-Q. Zhu, R-J. Slager & G. Palumbo
Title: ‘Second Euler Number in Four Dimensional Synthetic Matter’