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Theoretical and mathematical physics (PTM)

Faculty of Sciences | Physics

(Code: ULB150)

Person in charge of the unit : HENNEAUX Marc.

The research unit is interested in the theoretical and mathematical description of the fundamental interactions. In particular we are interested in
Einstein's theory of gravity (e.g. black holes and theoretical cosmology), in its possible extensions to dimensions different than four and, eventually, in the
study of a consistent theory of quantum gravity. These efforts lead naturally to models such as string theory, where all interaction are unified. In this
context, we use and develop novel techniques in quantum field theory (e.g. renormalization and anomalies) and in supersymmetry. Another problem is the one of
non perturbative aspects of gauge theories (supersymmetric or not), which should explain the origin of mass and confinement in QCD.

Campus : Campus de la Plaine
Location : NO - O - 6
Address : CP231 - Boulevard du Triomphe, ACC.2 - 1050 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32-2-650.58.16
Fax : +32-2-650.58.24
E-mail :
Web site :

Disciplines CRef :

 • Elementary particles physics

 • Mathematical and theoretical physics

 • Quantum theory of fields