Duality in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory

Duality in Quantum Field Theory and String Theory

Project Supervisors:

Closing date for applications: applications accepted all year round.

Project description:

The idea of this project is to understand a number of dualities in String Theory, most notably the AdS/CT duality. Then apply these dualities to calculate observable in gauge theories at strong coupling. Also, to construct new geometries dual to different quantum field theories.

Solutions generating techniques will be an essential tool in this work. Applications to condensed matter, Particle Physics and Mathematical Physics will be the most interesting and desirable outcome.

An important requirement to undertake this project is to have a very strong basis on Quantum Field Theory, Gravity and String theory. The candidate should be ready to pass a mathematically intensive interview process.

This is a non-funded PhD opportunity available at Swansea University College of Science and based in the Physics Department.


Candidates must have a first class degree and a Masters degree (with Merit), in either Physics or Mathematics. Informal enquiries are welcome by emailing Prof. Carlos Nunez at c.nunez@swansea.ac.uk

How to apply:

Please send the following to science-scholarships@swansea.ac.uk :

A comprehensive CV to include:

  • Details of qualifications, including grades
  • Details of any current and relevant employment or work experience
  • A covering letter stating why the project you are applying for particularly matches your skills and experience and how you would choose to develop the project