Theoretical Physics

World leading research in some of the most exciting areas of theoretical physics including string theory, quantum field theory, cosmology, quantum foundations and gravity

Welcome to the Theoretical Physics Group at Imperial College! The Group was founded in 1956 by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam and we have written a brief history of the Group. We carry out world leading research in some of the most exciting areas of theoretical physics including string theory, quantum field theory, cosmology, quantum foundations and gravity. We have a dynamic PhD programme and we offer a one year MSc Course which provides a focussed training to begin research at a PhD level.  


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Major Funding

  • Advanced ERC Grant, "Gauge theory - string theory duality: maximally supersymmetric case and beyond", Tseytlin
  • Advanced ERC Grant, "Gravity, black holes and strongly coupled quantum matter", Gauntlett
  • EPSRC Programme Grant, "New Geometric structures from string theory", Hull et al
  • STFC Consolidated Grant, "M-theory, cosmology and quantum field theory", Gauntlett et al
  • Consolidator ERC Grant, "Massive Gravity and Cosmology”, de Rham

Postdoctoral Vacancies and Fellowships


Postgraduate Study


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