Physics: Royal Society Funded PhD Scholarship at Swansea University: Title Duality and Integrability in String Theory

Project Supervisors: Supervisor 1: Prof Carlos NunezSupervisor 2: Dr Daniel C. Thompson Start date: 1 October 2018 Project description: Duality, Holography and Integrability are three central pillars of research into string theory. The purpose of this project is to investigate the rich mathematical and physics insights that lie at the intersection of these three pillars. This project will focus on integrable two-dimensional world sheet theories that can be used to describe strings propagating in certain target spacetime backgrounds which, in turn, are thought via holography to describe Quantum Field theories in four-dimensions. A particular aim of this project is to develop a better understanding of the quantum aspects of integrable models and their relation to generalised notions of T-duality.

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