Theory Group, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), München

Priv.-Doz.  Dr.  Ralph Blumenhagen

ralphSenior researcher, research group leader

Red Ball Personalities

  • 1994 PhD at the University of Bonn
  • 1994-1996 Post-Doc at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill
  • 1996-1998 Post-Doc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton
  • 1998-2003 Post-Doc (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • 2001 Habilitation at Humboldt-Universität
  • 2003-2004 PPARC Advanced Fellow at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • 2004 Permanent Staff Member at the Max-Planck-Institut für Physik
  • since 2007 Privatdozent at the LMU Munich

Red Ball Recent Research interests
  • Superstring Theory
  • String model building: heterotic strings, D-brane models, M- and F-theory vacua
  • Flux compactifications: moduli stabilization, string cosmology
  • String phenomenology: low energy effective actions, D-brane instantons, swampland conjecures
  • Non-geometric string backgrounds: double field theory, non-commutative geometry

Red Ball More information

Red Ball Reference implementation for computation of line bundle cohomology of toric varieties

       cohomCalg Logo

Red Ball List of asymmetric simple current models (additum to arXiv:1611.04617)

Red Ball Books

  • Errata for the book "Introduction to Conformal Field Theory", Lecture Notes in Physics 779, Springer                                                                                                                                                      
  CFT book

Red Ball  Recent PhD theses in my group

    -  "Swampland conjectures as generic predictions of quantum gravity",  Daniel Klaewer, 2019

    -  "Towards underlying quantum gravity constraints on string inflation",  Florian Wolf, 2018

    -  "Target spaces of non-geometric string backgrounds",  Michael Fuchs, 2017

    -  "Large field inflation and moduli stabilisation in type IIB string theory",  Daniela Herschmann, 2017
    -  "Duality, non-geometry and its phenomenology",  Rui Sun, 2016

    -  "Line-bundle cohomology, phenomenological aspects of geometric flux compactifications",  Xin Gao, 2014

    -  "O(d,d) target-space duality in string theory",  Felix Rennecke, 2014

    -  "Lie algebroids, non-associative structures and non-geometric fluxes",  Andreas Deser, 2013

    -  "Heterotic target space dualities with line bundle cohomology",  Thorsten Rahn, 2012

    -  "Non-perturbative type IIB model building in the F-theory framework",  Benjamin Jurke, 2010

    -  "Applications of the D-instanton calculus in type IIB orientifold compactifications",  Sebastian Moster, 2010

    -  "Type IIB orientifolds, D-brane instantons and the large volume scenario",  Erik Plauschinn, 2009

    -  "One-loop and D-instanton corrections to the effective action of open string models",  Maximilian Schmidt-Sommerfeld, 2009

    -  "D-instanton and effective couplings in intersecting D-brane models",  Nikolas Akerblom, 2008

    -  "Compactifications of the heterotic string with unitary bundles",  Timo Weigand, 2006

Red Ball  Recent Master and Diploma theses in my group

    -  "String vacua and the swampland",  Andriana Makridou, 2020
    -  "The L-infinity bootstrap: aspects of uniqueness",  Max Brinkmann, 2018
    -  "The refined swampland distance conjecture in Calabi-Yau moduli spaces",  Lorenz Schlechter, 2018
    -  "L-infinity algebras in extended symmetries of two dimensional conformal field theory",  Matthias Traube, 2018
    -  "Two-loop gauge unification in intersecting D7-brane models with left-right symmetry",  Yigit Yargic, 2016
    -  "Type IIB Calabi-Yau orientifolds, non-geometric fluxes and moduli stabilization",  Yuta Sekiguchi, 2016

    -  "Flux-scaling scenarios for moduli stabilization in string theory and axion monodromy inflation",  Florian Wolf, 2015

    -  "Non-associative deformations of geometry in double field theory",  Michael Fuchs, 2014

    -  "Lie algebroids and non-geometry in string theory",  Christian Schmid, 2014

    -  "String compactifications with non-geometric fluxes",  Daniela Herschmann, 2013
    -  "Strings in background fields and nonassociative geometry",  Felix Rennecke, 2011

    -  "D-brane instantons and flavour physics",  Andreas Deser, 2010

    -  "Semi-realistic string vacua from simply connected Calabi-Yau manifolds with non-flat line bundles",  Sebastian Moster, 2006

    -  "Intersecting D-brane models on shift Z_2 x Z_2 orientifolds",  Erik Plauschinn, 2006

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