Johanna Erdmenger

Werkte aan: Max Planck Institut fuer Physik

Nieuwe thuishaven: VUB

Titel project: Gauge/Gravity Duality: New relations between quantum field theory and gravity

Uit het juryrapport:

Dr. Erdmenger has an excellent track record both in the foundational aspects of conformal field theory and in physical applications. As a graduate student at Cambridge she collaborated with her adviser, High Osborn, on an important paper which implemented the constraints of conformal invariance on correlation functions of conserved currents in arbitrary dimensions.

Later on, dr. Erdmenger became an expert on the Anti-de Sitter/Conformal Field Theory (AdS/CFT) correspondence  and its applications. She also successfully explored  more general gauge/gravity duality for theories that exhibit color confinement. Embedding D-branes into such backgrounds allows  exploration of the chiral symmetry breaking and of the meson spectra. One of dr. Erdmenger’s papers on this subject has been cited over 400 times according to the INSPIRE-HEP catalogue. She also collaborated on a comprehensive review of this subject which has been cited over 300 times.