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B.W. Lee Theory Divison of Fields, Gravity & Strings
School of Physics, Seoul National University, Seoul 08862 KOREA
Fields, Gravity & Strings, Institute for Basic Sciences, Daejeon 34037 KOREA
stringtheorySNU@gmail.com
Phone: 82-2-880-6590 FAX: 82-2-884-7167

Academic Activities ( past activity )     Life is Good. Do What You Like and Like What You Do!
2015-2016 Current Faculty and Postdoctoral Position Openings:
  • 4 tenure or tenure-track faculty positions at IBS starting from September 2016 and open until filled (applications and inquiries accepted on rolling basis)
  • multiple postdoctoral positions (maximum 3 + 2 years) at IBS starting from September 1, 2016 in string theory, quantum field theory and quantum gravity broadly termed
  • 1 or 2 postdoctoral positions (2+1 years) at Seoul National University, starting from Spring 2016 in higher-spin gravity and holographic dual theories. After successful completion, the position will be extended to IBS postdoctoral fellowships.
  • There are also frequent opportunities of promotion to higher-rank research faculty positions.
  • Please send curriculum vitae, research summary and future plan, and arrange at least 3 recommendation letters through AcademicJobsOnline or stringtheorySNU@gmail.com
    Useful Lecture Notes and Articles
  • How To Be a Successful Ph.D. Student? (for CS but also applies to Theoretical Physics --- It's all about common sense!)
  • Are You Research-Phobia? Then listen to Steven Weinberg
  • Beyond the String Theory (layman introduction by Jan Troost)
  • Are You Writing-Phobia? Then listen to Gopen and Swan
  • Gauge-Gravity Correspondence: Defect Approach (powerpoint)
  • COBE for Particular Particle Physicists (Korean)
  • Spinors in Arbitrary Dimensions (English)
    Speakers and Visitors
  • Prof. E. Plauschinn (Munich) Fall 2015
  • Prof. V. Niarchos (Crete) Fall 2015
  • Prof. S. Kachru (Stanford) Fall 2015
  • Prof. P. Kumar (Swansea) Fall 2015
  • Prof. O. Aharony (Weizmann) Fall 2015
  • Prof. S. Rychkov (CERN) Fall 2015
  • Prof. A. Polyakov (Princeton) Fall 2015
  • Prof. S. Hellerman (IPMU) Fall 2015
  • Dr. V. Niarchos (Crete) Fall 2015
  • Prof. A. Neitzke (Austin) Fall 2015
  • Prof. M. Porrati (NYU) Spring 2015
  • Prof. J. Polchinski (KITP) Spring 2015
  • Prof. A. Tomasiello (Milano) Spring 2015
  • Prof. Z. Komargodski (Weizmann) Spring 2015
  • Dr. D. Simmons-Duffin (IAS Princeton) Spring 2015
  • Dr. P. McFaddin (Imperial) Spring 2015
  • Prof. W. Fischler (Austin) Spring 2015
  • Dr. L. FitzPatrick (SLAC) Spring 2015
  • Prof. M. Serone (SISSA) Spring 2015
  • Prof. C. Imbimbo (Bologna) Spring 2015
  • Prof. H.P. Nilles (Univ. Bonn) Fall 2014
  • Prof. Y. Lozano (Ovbia U) Fall 2014
  • Dr. S. Ribault (CEA Saclay) Fall 2014
  • Prof. Y. Sugawara (Ritsumeikan U) Fall 2014
  • Prof. J. Maldacena (IAS Princeton) Fall 2014
  • Prof. J. Heckman (UNC) Fall 2014
  • Dr. B. Assel (King's College) Fall 2014
  • Prof. Stefan Hohenegger (CERN/Munich) 2 weeks -- Spring 2014
  • Prof. Mithat Unsal (North Carolina State U.) 1 week --- Spring, 2014
  • Prof. Laurent Baulieu (Univ. of Marie Curie) 2 weeks -- Spring, 2014
  • Dr. R. Loganayagam (IAS Princeton) 2 weeks -- spring 2014
  • Prof. Christian Schubert (UMN, Mexico) 1 week --- Spring, 2014
  • Prof. Stefan Hohenegger (CERN / Munich) 1 week --- Fall, 2013
  • Prof. Yu Nakayama (Calteh/IPMU) 1 weeks --- Fall, 2013
  • Prof. Kazumi Okuyama (Shinshu University) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Hidetoshi Awata (Nagoya University) 1 week --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Konstantine Zarembo (NORDITA) 1 week --- Summer, 2013
  • Dr. Daniel Grumiller (Vienna) 3 weeks --- Summer, 2013
  • Dr. Slava Rychkov (Ecole Normale and CERN) 1 week --- Summer, 2013
  • Prof. John Cardy (Oxford) 1 week --- Summer, 2013
  • Prof. Marc Henneaux (Solvay Institute) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Adam Schwimmer (Weizmann) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Nicholas Boulanger (Mons Univ.) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Sergei Dubovsky (New York) 2 weeks --- Summer, 2013
  • Prof. Cumrun Vafa (Harvard Univ.) 1 week --- Summer, 2013
  • Prof. Romuald Janik (Jagellonian University) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2013
  • Prof. Adam Schwimmer (Weizmann Institute) 2 weeks --- Spring, 2012
  • Prof. Xi Yin (Harvard University) 1 week --- Spring, 2012
  • Prof. Antal Jevicki (Brown University) 1 week --- Spring, 2012
  • Prof. Hermann Nicolai (Albert Einstein Institute) 1 week --- Spring, 2012
  • Prof. Misha Vasiliev (Lebedev Physical Institute) 1 week --- Spring, 2012
    IBS Fields, Gravity & String Group Members
  • Soo-Jong Rey   Director, Professor
  • Advisory Faculty: Lars Brink     David Gross     Eliezer Rabinovici     Gabriele Veneziano  
  • Foreign External Faculty: Xavier Bekaert     Michael Douglas     Marc Henneaux     Jonathan Heckman     Zohar Komargodski     Gregory Korchemsky     David Kutasov     Slava Rychkov     Augusto Sagnotti     Cumrun Vafa  
  • Domestic External Faculty: Dongsu Bak     Kangsin Choi     Chul Kim     Jeong-Hyuck Park    
  • Visiting Fellows: Stefan Hohenegger     Amer Iqbal     Prem Kumar     Yu Nakayama    
  • Euihun Joung   Research Associate Professor (Presidential Fellow)
  • External Research Assistant Faculty Andreas Gustavsson   Kanghoon Lee  
  • Alejandro Rosabal   Research Assistant Professor
  • Yuho Sakatani   Senior Research Fellow   Karapet Mkrtchyan   Senior Research Fellow   Eduardo Pena Conde   Senior Research Fellow
  • Jihoon Kim   Research Fellow   Dario Rosa   Research Fellow   Anderson Trimm   Research Fellow
       
  • Ph.D.: Seung-Ho Gwak (higher-spin)   Jae-Won Kim (fields & string)   Woo-Hyun Lim (gravity & fields) Imre Majer (fields & string)
  • M.Sc.: Subong Yoo (field theory)   Gihyuk Cho (string theory)  
  • Visiting Student: Max Rieger (higher spin gravity)
  • B.Sc.: Jeong Eun Kim  
  • Secretary: Jiseon Hong

    Collaboration Teams
  • Node of Korea-Austria Collaboration
  • Node of SNU-IBS-EU COST Collaboration
  • Node of Johns Hopkins Workshop   Budapest (2004), Torino (2006), Heidelberg (2007), Seoul (2008), Goteborg (2009), Baltimore (2010), Budapest (2011) , Torino (2012) , Seoul (2013) , Heidelberg (2014), Goteborg (2015), Baltimore (2016), Budapest (2017), Torino (2018)

    Our research is supported in part by BK-21 Initiative Program of Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Star Faculty Program and Presidential Fellowship Program of Korea Research Foundation.
    Alumni : Where are they now?
    THIS PAGE WAS LAST MODIFIED: June 1, 2009 by Soo-Jong Rey