DTC PHYS 20 - Symmetries, Duality, Integrability or Chaos - exploring the interplay between symmetries, dualities and the concepts of integrability or chaos in different quantum field theories
Many systems and problems of Mathematical Physics present symmetries. A good use of these symmetries leads to interesting insights, or a solution of the problem. The same can be said about dualities. This project uses various dualities, like AdS/CFT, T-duality and its non-Abelian version. We shall explore the interplay between these ideas and the concepts of integrability or chaos in different quantum field theories, using a string theoretical description.
Candidates must have a minimum of an upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject, or an appropriate Master’s degree (with Merit). Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing the project supervisor.
For candidates whose first language is not English, we require IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each component) or equivalent. Please visit our website for a list of acceptable English language tests. We prefer candidates to have already met the English Language requirements at the point of application, although this is not a requirement.
How to apply
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