[ Bern
University 
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics 
Institute for Theoretical Physics 
Gravity and String Theory Group]
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
Gravity and String Theory Group
Welcome to the
homepage of the Bern Gravity
and String
Theory Group!
Members

Head of the Group

Postdocs
 Deb Sarkar (from July 2017)
 Umberto Lupi (March  May 2017)
 Jay Armas (until December 2014, and again
as an Ambizione SNF fellow
from January 2018)
 Jan Rosseel (September 2015  October 2016)

PhD Students
 Blaise Rollier (finished October 2012)
 (No other position is currently available)
Master Students
We are also members of the NCCR (National Center of Competence in Research)
SwissMAP (The Mathematics of Physics)
Research
 Quantum Gravity and String Theory
 General Relativity
 Topological Field Theory
Activities
 Seminars and Journal Clubs:
 Upcoming Confernce:
String Theory and Quantum Gravity
(Ascona, July 0307 2017)
 Conference Series: GeNeZiSS MiniConference Series of the Swiss String Theory
Community:
Next Meeting: Friday December 1st 2017, Bern
 Recent Conference:
Recent Developments in String Theory
(Ascona, July 2025 2014)
 Recent School:
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings and Gauge Theory 2014 (February 37 2014)
 Recent Conference: The String Theory Universe
(19th European
Workshop on String Theory, AEC Workshop and 1st COST MP1210 Meeting) (Bern, September 26 2013)
 Recent School:
CERN Winter School on Supergravity, Strings and Gauge Theory 2013 (February 48 2013)
 Recent Conference: 15th European
Workshop on String Theory (ETHZ, September 711 2009)
 Recent Conference:
Strings,
MTheory and Quantum Gravity (Ascona, July 2530 2010)
 Graduate Courses: Advanced Courses for PhD students given in the framework of the
Graduate School of the
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
 Seminars and Colloquia (usually on Wednesdays and Fridays  announcements
can be found
here)
 Public Lectures:
Physik am Samstag Public lectures on various aspects of physics
for highshool students and a general audience (in German).
 Public Lectures:
Einstein Lectures
Job Openings (Update November 2017):
Updated information about postdoc positions
in the Gravity and String Theory Group:
No
opening for a postdoc position starting autumn 2018 will be available in the Gravity and String Theory
Group. Sorry!
 Postal Address:
 Institut für Theoretische Physik
 Universität Bern
 Sidlerstrasse 5
 CH3012 Bern
 Telephone: +41 (0)31 631 86 26 (Matthias Blau)
 Secretary: +41 (0)31 631 86 31
 Fax: +41 (0)31 631 3821
 email: typically "lastname at itp.unibe.ch" (see the ITP Staff page for details)