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String Theory

String theory is the most promising theory that unifies all particles and forces in nature, including gravity, in a way consistent with the laws of quantum mechanics and relativity. String theory answers fundamental questions about the symmetries of nature, the quantum behavior of black holes, the existence and breaking of supersymmetry, and the quantum treatment of singularities. In string theory all the forces and particles emerge in an elegant geometrical way, realizing Einstein's ultimate dream of building everything from the geometry of space-time.

String Theory group website

Staff

prof. dr. J. (Jan) de Boer

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. A. (Alejandra) Castro Anich

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. C.N. (Miranda) Cheng

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. B.W. (Ben) Freivogel

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. D.M. (Diego) Hofman

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. J.P. (Jan Pieter) van der Schaar

Faculty of Science

ITF

prof. dr. E.P. (Erik) Verlinde

Faculty of Science

ITF

dr. M.L. (Marcel) Vonk

Faculty of Science

Institute of Physics