Laboratory of Theoretical Physics

Gravitation and cosmology, black holes, particles and fields, quantum computing, mathematical physics

In particular:

  • extensions of Einstein's general relativity, geometric foundations of gravity, theoretical cosmology: inflation, dark energy, dark matter;

  • phenomenology of electroweak and strong interactions in the Standard Model and beyond, taking into account mass and polarisation effects; group theoretical foundations and chaotic chains;

  • quantum computing.

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Laur Järv
Head of the Laboratory
Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics

E-mail: laur.jarv@ut.ee
Phone: +372 53416324
Office: B308
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar, Publons
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
Supervision: UT DSpace
  Stefan Groote
Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: stefan.groote@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 5573
Office: B319
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar, Publons
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
Supervision: UT DSpace
Links: Personal homepage
  Manuel Hohmann
Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: manuel.hohmann@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 4749
Office: B320
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
Links: Personal homepage
  Tomi Sebastian Koivisto
Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: tomi.koivisto@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 4749
Office: B315
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar, Scopus
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
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Piret Kuusk
Associate Professor
E-mail: piret.kuusk@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 4621
Office: B318
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
Supervision: UT DSpace
  Margus Saal
Associate Professor in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: margus.saal@ut.ee
Phone: +372 5094875
Office: B307
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
Supervision: UT DSpace
  Matti Selg
Associate Professor
E-mail: matti.selg@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 4789
Office: B322
CV, projects: ETIS
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS
  João Luís de Figueiredo Rosa
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: joao.luis.de.figueiredo.rosa@ut.ee
Office: B314
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar
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Jorge G. Valcárcel
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: jorge.gigante.valcarcel@ut.ee
Office: B312
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE
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María José Guzmán
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: mjguzman@ut.ee
Office: B312
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar
Viited: Personal homepage
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Alejandro Jiménez-Cano
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: alejandro.jimenez.cano@ut.ee
Office: B311
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar
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Veiko Palge
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: veiko.palge@ut.ee
Phone: +372 737 4761
Office: B308
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: Google Scholar
Teaching: TÜ ÕIS

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Aneta Magdalena Wojnar
Research Fellow in Theoretical Physics
E-mail: aneta.magdalena.wojnar@ut.ee
Office: B314
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE, Google Scholar
  Francisco José Maldonado Torralba
Visiting Research Fellow
E-mail:
Office: B312
Publications: inSPIRE
  Arpan Chatterjee
PhD student in Physics
Office: B321
Publications: inSPIRE
  Ernest Michael Priidik Gallagher
PhD student in Physics
Office: B321
Publications: inSPIRE
  Vasiliki Karanasou
PhD student in Physics
Office: B312
  Maria Naeem
PhD student in Physics
Office: B312
CV, projects: ETIS
Publications: inSPIRE
  Konstantinos Pallikaris
PhD student in Physics
Office: B302
Publications: inSPIRE
  Sofía Vidal
PhD student in Physics
Office: B312
  Luxi Zheng
PhD student in Physics
Office: B321
  Marko Raidlo
MSc student in Physics
Office: B302
  Paul Martin Kull
BSc student in Physics
Office: B302
  Joosep Lember
BSc student in Physics
Office: B302
Publications: inSPIRE
  Kärt Soieva
BSc student in Physics
Office: B302
Publications: inSPIRE

 

Almost all of our recent papers are listed at the inSPIRE database.

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  • The mailing list fyysika.fundamentaal distributes announcements on the seminars in theoretical and mathematical physics, high energy physics, cosmology and astrophysics, as well as solid state theory in Tartu and Tõravere. Everybody who is interested can join.
  • Seminars that are broadcast online are also announced at the INSPIRE-HEP and researchseminars.org portals.
  • Recordings of the recent seminars can be seen at the university BigBlueButton server.

 

  • Alice Boldrin (Warsaw), 2022, DoRa+ scholarship
  • Johann Chevrier (Paris), 2022, French internship
  • Débora Aguiar Gomes (Ceará), 2022, DoRa+ scholarship
  • Sree Kanth Hari Kumar (Warsaw) 2022, DoRa+ scholarship
  • Erik Jensko (University College London) 2021, DoRa+ scholarship
  • María José Guzmán (La Serena) 2021, Chile postdoc grant
  • Mercè Guerrero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid) 2021, DoRa+ scholarship
  • Aleksander Kozak (Wrocław) 2021 DoRa+ scholarship, 2019 Polish grant
  • Pavel Fadeev (Mainz) 2020
  • Teodor Borislavov Vasilev (Madrid) 2020
  • Nicoleta Voicu (Brasov) 2020, 2018 CANTATA short term scientific mission
  • Vladimir Mostepanenko (St. Petersburg) 2020
  • Galina Klimchitskaya (St Petersburg) 2020
  • Alejandro Jiménez Cano (Granada) 2019
  • Alexey Golovnev (Cairo) 2019
  • Tom Złośnik (Praha) 2019
  • Kai Flathmann (Oldenburg) 2019 DoRa+ scholarship
  • Sergey Vernov (Moskva) 2019
  • Elena Emtsova (Moskva) 2019 DoRa+ scholarship
  • Orville Damaschke (Oldenburg) 2018
  • Kevin Croker (Hawaiʻi) 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Program
  • Alexey Toporensky (Moscow) 2015

(aastast 1990)

The forerunner of the Laboratory was the theoretical physics research group in the Institute of Physics, Mathematics, and Mechanics of the ESSR Academy of Sciences, founded in 1947. In the 1960s the expanding group formed a sector of the Institute of Physics and Astronomy. The Laboratory of Theoretical Physics of the Institute of Physics was created in 1986. The Institute of Physics was under the Estonian Academy of Sciences until 1997, and then joined the University of Tartu.

In 2015 the Laboratory of Theoretical Physics merged with a part of the Laboratory of Field Theory, formerly the Chair of Theoretical Physics in the Department of Physics of the University of Tartu, thus uniting the research and teaching units of theoretical physics.

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