String Theory group

at the Institute of Physics of the ASCR

The string theory group is now part of CEICO, the newly established Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics.

The new string theory group webpages can be found here.

Our string theory group is mostly interested in string field theory, conformal field theory, black hole physics, holography in quantum gravity and soon also in higher spin field theories. For more information on our research interests click here.

Senior researchers:

Martin Schnabl
Ted Erler
Joris Raeymaekers


Kara Farnsworth
Renann Lipinski Jusinskas
Toru Masuda
Hiroaki Matsunaga
Orestis Vasilakis


Ondřej Hulík
Matěj Kudrna
Jakub Vošmera

Past and future members:

Dario Francia (till September, 2011)
Gustavo Lucena Gómez (till January, 2015)
Carlo Iazeolla (till December, 2015)
Carlo Maccaferri (till June, 2012)
Masaki Murata (till December, 2014)
Tomáš Procházka (till December, 2015)

Past students:

Miroslav Rapčák (now at Perimeter Inst.)
Pavel Jiroušek (now in cosmology)

Useful information:

Schedule of activities
Visitor schedule
How to get here
St. Nicolas meeting on Strings and Higher Spins, December 3.-5. 2014
String Field Theory September 20. - 24. 2011

Postdoctoral openings:

At the moment we several postdoctoral openings starting in 2017 (flexible). The application deadline is February 15th, 2017 and the instructions can be found here.

Outstanding candidates who would like to join our group are very welcome to contact us at any time and we will try to assist them in obtaining external funding such as Marie Curie Actions fellowships. For more information please email schnabl.martin at Please note the very early deadlines for such fellowships.

Source of funding:

Presently, the members of the group are funded mostly through EU operation program for science, research and innovation, project CoGraDS, No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/15_003/0000437. Additionally also by the Eduard Čech Institute for Algebra, Geometry and Physics within the scheme Projects of Excellence in Basic Research GAČR P201/12/G028 and via the Symmetries in string theory and conformal field theory grant from GAČR No. 17-22899S.

In the past (2008-2013) the group's research was funded by the 2007 European Young Investigator Award from EUROHORC's and ESF. It came via the Grant Agency of Czech Republic, contract number GAČR EYI/07/E010. Other past resources notably from GAČR are acknowledged too.