Magdalena Larfors

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics

+4618-471 3296
Visiting address:
Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1

Postal address:
Box 516
751 20 UPPSALA

Short presentation

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, 2 PhD students, and 1 postdoc.

Courses taught include Algebra and geometry (1MA090), Mathematical methods of physics (1FA121), Analytical Mechanics (1FA163), Mechanics 3 (1FA103).

2021-- Associate professor Uppsala University.
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 studies 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 been applied.

You are welcome to contact us if you are enthusiastic about this research area, and would like to e.g. write your master thesis in our group.

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Magdalena Larfors