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School of Physical and Chemical Sciences

Professor Michael Green


FRS | Professor of Theoretical Physics

Room Number: G. O. Jones Building, Room 305


I have long-standing interestes in areas of theoretical physics centered on quantum field theory, elementary particle physics, string theory and quantum gravity.  I also have interests in related areas of condensed matter and statistical physics.  In recent yeares my interest in string theory has brought me close to areas of mathematics, such as algebraic geometry and number theory.

Although I have retired from my position in Cambridge I am delighted to have returned to Queen Mary and to participate in the activities of CRST, which provides a verfy stimulating research environment.



2017 -        Professor, CRST, Physics Dept., Queen Mary University of London

2009 - 2016 Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University.

1993 - 2009 John Humphrey Plummer Professor of Theoretical Physics,  Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University.

1985 - 1993 Professor of Physics, Queen Mary College, London.

1979 - 1985 Lecturer in Physics, Queen Mary College, London.

1977 - 1979 SRC Advanced Fellow, Dept. of Theoretical Physics, Oxford.

1972 - 77     SRC PDRA, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge.

1970 - 72     Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. 


1970           Ph.D. in Elementary Particle Theory, University of Cambridge

1967           B.A. in Natural Sciences (Theoretical Physics), University of Cambridge


Awards and Honours

Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics 2014

Honorary Fellowship, Institute of Physics,  2013

Honorary Fellowship, Churchill College, Cambridge, 2011

Honorary Fellowship, Clare Hall, Cambridge, 2010

Naylor Prize, London Mathematical Society, 2007

Honorary D.Sc., Queen Mary, University of London, 2004

Dirac Medal and Prize, Institute of Physics, 2004

Dannie Heinemann Prize, American Physical Society,  2002

Fellowship of the Royal Society, 1989

Dirac Medal, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, 1989

Maxwell Medal and Prize (Institute of Physics), 1987

William Hopkins Prize (Cambridge Philosophical Society), 1987



Research Interests:

My current research is concerned with detailed connections between conformal field theory and string theory.

This has strong connections with my long-term interest in perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of string theory and the mathematical structure of string scattering amplitudes.

Current Collaborators

C. Wen, D. Dorigoni, S. Pufu, S. Chester,Yifan Wang

Past Collaborators

J. Schwarz, E. Witten, C.B. Thorne, G. Veneziano, M.A. Virasoro, P.West, G.W. Gibbons, C.M. Hull, N. Seiberg, J. Polchinski, C. Bachas, A. Schwimmer, M. Dougla, M. Gaberdiel, M. Bianchi, R. Gopakumar, P. Townsend, N. Lambert, G. Papadopoulos,  E. Rabinovici, L. Baulieu, T. Banks, G. Moore, J. Harvey, S. Sethi,  N. Berkovits, P. Vanhove, J. Russo, S. Miller, E. D’Hoker, B. Pioline, R. Russo,



Examples of research funding:

STFC Consolidated Grant: "Amplitudes, Strings and Duality" ST/T000686/1, A Brandhuber (PI), DS Berman, M Buican, MB Green, RJF Monteiro, C Papageorgakis, MG Perry, S Ramgoolam, R Russo, G Travaglini, C White, GBP890,210  (2020-2023).

Partial list of previous grants

Leverhume emeritus fellowship 2017-2019

European Research Council Advanced Grant 2010-2014 "Properties and Application of the Gauge/Gravity Correspondence"

PI on STFC rolling grant in Theoretical Particle Physics in DAMTP, Cambridge, 1995-2010

Node leader on successive EU Network grants at QM and DAMTP 1987-2000


My list of publications:

Complete list of publications on

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