String Theory

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String Theory is an important area of research of the IPhT.

 The main activity of the laboratory in this area covers compactifications of string theory, the structure of their low energy limits and its relation with Hitchin's generalized geometry, black hole geometries as ensembles of horizonless microstate solutions, the structure of supergravity and gauge theory amplitudes,  as well as various aspects of the AdS-CFT correspondence.


Very closely related activities at IPhT are Liouville models, c = 1 and large-N matrix models, random matrices, integrability of N = 4 gauge theories, logarithmic conformal field theory and bootstrap, particle physics beyond Standard Model and cosmology. 


The group is part of the string theory in greater Paris community.




Iosif Bena web publications
Mariana Graña web publications
Monica Guica   publications
Ruben Minasian   publications
Pierre Vanhove web publications
Nick Warner   publications


We maintain regular contacts with other members of the Mathematical Physics group (Bertrand Eynard, Ivan Kostov, Sylvain Ribault, Didina Serban), with the scatering amplitudes group (Gregory Korchemsky, David Kosower) and with the Physics Beyond the Standard Model Group.



Michelle Levi web publications      
Andrea Galliani   publications      
Eva Llabres   publications      
Severin Lust   publications      
Daniel Mayerson   publications      
Ruben Monten   publications      
Ander Retolaza   publications      
Chiara Toldo   publications      
Federico Zerbini   publications      


PhD Students


Lilian Chabrol   publications      
Pierre Heidmann   publications      
Stavros Mougiakakos   publications      
Yi Zhang   publications      






Former Members



The string theory seminars take place in the Salle Claude Itzykson Bât 774 Orme des Merisiers on Tuesdays at 14:15

Program of the upcoming seminars

We are also involved in the organization of the

String seminars of the string theory in greater Paris community held at Institut Henri Poincare in Paris


as well as other seminar series



Some conferences organised by the members of the IPhT in String Theory and related topics


Previous conferences


Job Opportunities

Postdoctoral positions are available each year in the Fall. Check this page or contact any staff member of the group.



Each member of the group can be contacted via email at

The full postal adress of IPhT is: Institut de Physique Théorique,  CEA/Saclay, Bat 774 Orme des Merisiers, 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France.  

Here are directions to the IPhT.

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