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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
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10099 Berlin

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Matthias Staudacher heads the research group "Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter" at Humboldt University in Berlin. He works on fundamental questions in string theory and in quantum field theory. The latter provides the conceptual and mathematical framework for elementary particle physics. The 'heart' of the standard model of particle physics is the quantum field theory of gauge fields. It describes all the fundamental forces in nature - with the very special exception of gravity. Gravity is however included in the theory of strings. An exciting conjecture, the so-called AdS/CFT correspondence, proposes that certain gauge and string Theories are mathematically equivalent. This offers an entirely new way to explore the fundamental interactions of matter. In recent years, remarkable progress has been made towards a quantitative understanding of this correspondence based on ideas of exact integrability. Professor Staudacher’s research group has contributed important tools and is continuing to develop new techniques for the deepening of our understanding of this correspondence and its applications to both particle theory as well as to general relativity.