Humboldt University Berlin

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SAGEX role: beneficiary

Humboldt-Universität is the oldest higher education institution in Berlin. Ever since it was first founded, at the start of the 19th century, the university has engaged in teaching activities in all of the fundamental academic disciplines in the humanities, social and cultural sciences, mathematics and natural sciences, medicine, and agricultural sciences. Today, nearly 34,000 young people from over 100 countries are enrolled in 190 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, supervised by some 480 professors.

Research groups

SAGEX researchers at Humboldt-Universität are members of either the Mathematical Physics of Space, Time and Matter Group or the Quantum Field and String Theory Group. These groups conduct fundamental research in quantum field theory, string theory, quantum gravity, and related areas of mathematical physics.

Current research interests include perturbative and non-perturbative aspects of quantum field theories and models of quantum gravity, the mathematical structure of scattering amplitudes in these models, integrability and dualities in gauge and string theory.

The groups have a long-standing reputation for pioneering work in the application of methods of integrability to gauge and string theories, including scattering amplitudes. Their research strategy is to maintain this by rigorous standards of recruitment at all levels, and by fostering an environment that promotes the best research.

Local SAGEX team

The SAGEX team members based at Humboldt-Universität are listed below. Contact details can be produced by replacing ‘*’ with ‘@’.


Johannes Broedel
Research Associate

Research field:
Scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory and string theory


Luke Corcoran
early stage researcher

Research field:
Integrability for amplitudes and correlators


Jan Plefka
Professor of Theoretical Physics

Research field:
Quantum field and string theory



Canxin Shi
Early Stage Researcher

Research field:

Uncovering the kinematic algebra behind colour-kinematic duality


Matthias Staudacher
Professor of Theoretical Physics and Mathematics

Research field:
Integrability in gauge and string theory