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Queen Mary, University of London

Queen Mary, University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions. With around 17,840 students, 4,000 staff and an annual turnover of £300m, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering.

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School of Physics and Astronomy

The School of Physics and Astronomy at Queen Mary, University of London maintains a long tradition of excellence in ground-breaking research combined with a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of student education, giving our graduates the best possible preparation for their chosen careers.  Research in the School is organized into four research centres: the Astronomy Unit, the Centre for Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, the Centre for Research in String Theory and the Particle Physics Research Centre.


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Centre for Research in String Theory

The Centre for Research in String Theory conducts fundamental research in many important areas of modern theoretical physics. Our current research interests include

  • perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of (non-)supersymmetric quantum field theories, with particular emphasis on the mathematical structure of the scattering amplitudes in these theories;
  • the dynamics of branes in string theory and M-theory;  and
  • dualities in gauge and string theory.

The group has a long-standing reputation for pioneering work in string theory and in twistor-inspired approaches to scattering amplitudes, and its research strategy is to maintain this by rigorous standards of recruitment at all levels, and by fostering an environment that promotes the best research.