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)