Team Description

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin)

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is one of the three state universities in the capital of Germany. Founded in 1810 it implemented Wilhelm von Humboldt's vision of a new type of university. The newly founded Prussian alma mater was the first to introduce the unity of research and teaching, to uphold the ideal of research without restrictions and to provide a comprehensive education for its students.

As one of a select group of eleven German universities, Humboldt-Universität was chosen “University of Excellence” in June 2012. It was successful in all three funding lines in the third round of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments and awarded for its future concept “Educating Enquiring Minds: Individuality – Openness – Guidance”. In an international comparison, Humboldt- Universität ranks among the top ten of German universities.


Mathematical Physics at HU Berlin

The Mathematical Physics division is an expanding research group within the university, with two new bridge professors, Prof. Dr. Matthias Staudacher and Prof. Dirk Kreimer, linking the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Physics. In addition a new junior research group led by Dr. Valentina Forini has been installed. These three groups all came into existence during the past three years, joining the two research groups of Prof. Dr. Jan Plefka and Prof. Dr. Jochen Brüning at the Institute of Physics and Institute of Mathematics, respectively. The Mathematical Physics devision is strongly involved in the special research area SFB 647 Space – Time – Matter. Analytic and Geometric Structures and is part of the Integrative Research Institute for the Sciences IRIS Adlershof.


Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter

The research group "Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter" at the Institute of Mathematics and the Institute of Physics of HU Berlin, led by Prof. Matthias Staudacher, carries out investigations on a wide range of mathematical physics problems mostly related to integrability in gauge and string theory in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Established in 2010, it consists of scientists who are developing and successfully applying various mathematical methods for the exact solution of modern problems in quantum field and string theories.

The group “Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter” forms the Berlin node of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network GATIS.