Team Description

The Jagiellonian University is the oldest higher education institution in Poland and one of the oldest in Europe. It was founded on 12 May 1364 by the Polish king Casimir the Great. Some of the Jagiellonian University students and academics have been major historical figures, including world famous scholars, such as Nicolaus Copernicus, Karol Olszewski and Marian Smoluchowski. Today, the Jagiellonian University comprises 15 Faculties, where 4 thousand academic staff conduct research and provide education to almost 50 thousand students, within the framework of more than 80 different fields of study.

The informal string theory group at the Marian Smoluchowski Institute of Physics is involved in a wide range of research activities particularly, but not exclusively, within the AdS/CFT correspondence. The topics of interest for the group range from more formal ones like integrability in gauge and string theory, the AGT correspondence, conformal field theories and resurgence to more applied ones like the nonequilibrium dynamics of strongly coupled plasma and some AdS/CMT inspired models. The latter part involves developing methods for performing numerical relativity simulations in asymptotically AdS spacetimes.