Our research includes a strong focus on fundamental questions about the new physics underlying the Standard Models of particle physics, cosmology, and gravity; and the nature and applications of our basic frameworks (quantum field theory and string theory) for attacking these questions.   Our research also includes a major emphasis on the novel phenomena in condensed matter physics that emerge in systems with many degrees of freedom.

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The deadline for SITP Condensed Matter Postdoctoral Fellow applications is November 1, 2023.
The deadline for Q-FARM Bloch Fellowship applications is November 3, 2023.
The deadline for SITP Postdoctoral Fellow applications is November 15, 2023.
Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the spread of quantum information and control it.

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The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has awarded its 2023 Dirac Medal to four physicists who have made wide-ranging contributions to string theory.

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Inside of a black hole, the two theoretical pillars of 20th-century physics appear to clash. Now a group of young physicists think they have resolved the conflict by appealing to the central pillar of the new century — the physics of quantum information.

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Monday, September 25, 2023. 2:00pm
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Speaker: Manki Kim

Computation of string loop corrections to the effective action has been one of the main challenges in string phenomenology. One major complication…

Friday, September 29, 2023. 3:00pm
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Speaker: Andrew Long

The phenomenon of cosmological gravitational particle production (CGPP) occurs during and after inflation as light fields “feel” the cosmological…

Monday, October 2, 2023. 2:00pm
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Speaker: Erez Urbach

String stars, or Horowitz-Polchinski solutions, are string theory saddles with normalizable condensates of thermal-winding strings. In the past,…

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