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Research group Mathematical Physics

Mathematical Physics is part of the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics of Radboud University Nijmegen. Our aim is to cover mathematical physics from a broad point of view, including all of the four traditional disciplines of mathematics, viz. Analysis, Algebra, Geometry, and Stochastics.


Our research primarily involves structures that originated or matured in the context of quantum mathematical physics in the tradition of von Neumann, such as representation theory, operator algebras, and noncommutative geometry. However, we also work on topics in classical mathematical physics, like symplectic geometry and the theory of integrable systems.

Our expertise in the theory of special functions and its connection with representation theory lies in between these categories. The mathematical study of symmetry is common to most of these topics.

The following three research directions in Mathematical Physics are well represented in Nijmegen:

  • differential geometry and gauge theories
  • noncommutative geometry
  • integrable systems

There are other themes as well, so students interested in research in mathematical physics are offered a rich choice.


Master's theses

Have a look at the Master's theses in the previous years.

Research group members