Imperial College London

Amihay Hanany

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Professor of Theoretical Physics



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611Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





Amihay Hanany is doing research in string theory.

His area of expertise is on the dynamics of branes and their corresponding world volume theories.

Hanany made significant contributions in this area of study.

The contributions include:

  • Brane creation effect
  • Brane Intervals
  • Brane tilings
  • Study of moduli spaces of classical solutions such as instantons, monopoles, and vortices.

There are several contributions which made contact with mathematics, among which are

  • Brane tilings
  • Tropical geometry
  • Cluster algebras
  • Coulomb branch construction of HyperKähler cones



Cabrera S, Hanany A, Zhong Z, Nilpotent orbits and the Coulomb branch of $T^σ(G)$ theories: special orthogonal vs orthogonal gauge group factors

Hanany A, He Y-H, 2008, M2-Branes and Quiver Chern-Simons: A Taxonomic Study

Davey J, Hanany A, Seong R-K, 2010, Counting Orbifolds, Jhep, Vol:1006

Cheng G, Hanany A, Li Y, et al., Coulomb Branch for A-type Balanced Quivers in 3d $\mathcal{N}=4$ gauge theories

Ferlito G, Hanany A, A tale of two cones: the Higgs Branch of Sp(n) theories with 2n flavours

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