Center for Theoretical Physics
Active Researchers
Prof. Alan CornellOriginally from Australia, Dr. Cornell obtained his PhD from the University of Melbourne in March of 2003, and has had three postdoctoral positions. His research interests have focused on the phenomenological implications of Beyond the Standard Model (BSM) physics.


Prof. Robert DemelloKochResearch Interests: Qauntum Field Theory, String Theory, Theoretical Physics My interests lie in the gauge gravity correspondence, in particular the properties of operators that have large bare dimension.


Dr. Phil PherrerCurrent research interests include plasma propulsion for space applications, specifically micropropulsion. My work revolves around a miniaturised plasma engine, with coupled ionisation/acceleration mechanism of the propellant plume.


Prof. Kevin GoldsteinResearch Interests: High Energy Physics, String Theory, AdS/CFT, General Relativity My research interests are in String Theory, AdS/CFT, General Relativity, QFT in curved space and High Energy physics in general.


Dr. Shinji HiranoResearch Interests: String Theory, Gauge Theory, Gravity


Prof. Vishnu JejjalaResearch Interests: String Theory/MTheory,Quantum Field Theory, Cosmology, String Phenomenology, Condensed Matter Systems, Mathematical Physics


Prof. Daniel JoubertMy general interest is in theoretical and computational condensed matter physics. I am specifically interested in the formalism of Density Functional Theory and in the application of Density Functional Theory in calculating the physical properties of solids and molecules.


Prof. Alex QuandtResearch Interests: Nanomaterials, super hard materials, materials for energy, aperiodic solids and notions of order and disorder, photonics and plasmonics, nanotechnology.


Prof. Joao RodridguesResearch Interests: Theoretical High Energy Physics Joao is a professor in the School of Physics and the director of the Center for Theoretical Physics. His research focuses on nonperturbative properties of field theories, the 1/N expansion, strings and superstrings.


Dr. Izak SnymanResearch Interests: Theoretical condensed matter physics; quantum transport. I am interested in the unusual behavior of electronic matter at low temperatures (a few Kelvin) and/or small (a few nanometers) length scales.
