theoretical and mathematical physics




Due to the sanitary crisis, periods of presence of the Secretariat will be adapted to comply with the authorities’recommendations based on the National Security Council instructions,please read carefully these measures on :

We draw your attention that the wearing of the mask will be obligatory during any interaction with the secretariat and that each user of equipment (coffee machine, fridge, microwave, copy machine, water cooler, etc…) will be responsible for disinfecting what they have touched (disinfectant will be made available for this purpose).

You will find hereafter the periods of presence of the Secretariat (reachable by email on the other days) :

Delphine : Tuesday afternoon (12.20 pm – 4 pm) & Thursday morning (8.20 am – 12 pm)

Hélène   : Thursday from 10:00am to 02:30pm

Fabienne : Monday from 09:00am to 03:00pm – Holiday from October 19th to October 25th

The Theoretical and Mathematical Physics group includes seven permanent members and about thirty postdoctoral and PhD researchers.

The research carried out covers a large spectrum of theoretical high energy physics, from formal aspects of string theory, quantum field theory and gravity to applications in particle physics and gravitational waves physics. Ideas and tools from various branches of mathematics and physics, including theoretical condensed matter, play a central role in our activity.

“Philosophy is written in this great book of the Universe which is continually open before our eyes but we cannot read it without having first learnt the language and the characters in which it is written. It is written in the language of mathematics and the characters are triangles, circles and other geometrical shapes without the means of which it is humanly impossible to decipher a single word; without which we are wandering in vain through a dark labyrinth.”  

Galileo Galilei, Il Saggiatore (1623)