School of Physics and Astronomy

Research at CRST

The Centre for Research in String Theory (CRST) 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. 

The CRST comprises of fourteen academic staff: David Berman, Andreas Brandhuber, Matthew Buican, Michael Green, Ricardo Monteiro, Costis Papageorgakis, Sanjaye Ramgoolam, Rodolfo Russo, Bill Spence, Steve Thomas, Gabriele Travaglini, David Vegh, Congkao Wen and Chris White. 

A short description of the main research interests of individual group members together with a link to their personal homepages, which contain more detailed information of their current research, can be found by clicking on the appropriate link on the left. The research interests of our group also have some overlap with the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary. 

An up-to-date publication list of recent papers from our group can be found here