Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics
Associate professor (docent, PhD) in theoretical physics, in particular string theory. Principal investigator of the projects Exploring the Structure of Stable String Vacua and Realistic Ground States of String Theory.
Supervision include master and bachelor projects, PhD students, and postdocs.
Courses taught include Algebra and geometry, Analytical Mechanics, Dynamical Systems and Chaos, Mathematical methods of physics, Mechanics 3, Waves and Optics.
2021-- Associate professor Uppsala University.
2023 Grant from AI4Research
2021-2022 Assistant professor Durham University.
2021-2024 Project Grant from the Swedish Research Council "Exploring the Structure of Stable String Vacua"
2019-2021 Grant from the Carl Trygger foundation “The Structure of Realistic String Vacua”
2017 Docent (Swedish academic title) in theoretical physics
2017-2020 Starting Grant from the Swedish Research Council Realistic Ground States of String Theory
2017--2021 Assistant Professor Uppsala University.
2014-2016 Researcher Uppsala University.
2012-2014 Post Doc Oxford University.
2009-2012 Post Doc Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich.
2009 PhD in theoretical physics, Uppsala university.
Magdalena Larfors and her research group study string theory, and in particular how string and M theory can be compactified to 4 dimensional models that describe our world. A key interest in how the geometry and topology of the extra dimensions determine the lower-dimensional physics of a compactification, and vice versa, how the physics of strings can be used to probe questions in geometry. The research uses methods from algebraic, complex and toric geometry, which are often implemented using different mathematical software programs. Recently, machine learning has also proven to be a useful tool.You are welcome to contact us if you are enthusiastic about this research area, and would like to e.g. write your bachelor/master thesis in our group.
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