Additional funding for researchers in Department of Mathematics
Dr Bogdan Stefański, a Reader in the Department of Mathematics and co-organiser of a workshop involving some of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, has received additional funding for the research event.
The workshop, titled "New Developments in AdS3/CFT2 Holography" will be held at the Galileo Galilei Institute for Theoretical Physics in Florence, Italy, from 20th March to 12th May 2017, and is funded by a €100k award from the Italian Nuclear Physics Institute (INFN) and the Simons Foundation.
Dr Stefański's research colleagues (who will collectively run the Florence workshop) are drawn from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) Cambridge, Imperial, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETF) Zurich, University of Surrey, and Nordisk Institut for Teoretisk (NORDITA) Stockholm.
In addition to the €100k (£86k) funding already secured, the workshop organisers have acquired an additional €64k (£55k) of funds from the Associazione di Fondazioni e di Casse di Risparmio Spa (ACRI).
This will allow approximately 20 leading young researchers from around the world to attend the workshop and visit one of fourteen Italian research partner institutes for one month.
For more about the research carried out by Dr Stefański and his colleagues in theoretical physics please visit this weblink.
Gauge theories refers to a quite general class of quantum field theories used for the description of elementary particles and their interactions