Research Projects of Prof. Zagermann
String theory is a very promising candidate for a unified description of all fundamental particles and interactions that also encompasses a consistent theory of quantum gravity. Its consistent formulation is subject to various unexpected mathematical restrictions such as the microscopic necessity for supersymmetry and extra dimensions of space, which, among others, have established also many fruitful links to mathematics.
The general objective of Marco Zagermann's research group is to extract phenomenological, in particular cosmological, consequences from string theory and to gain new insights into the internal structure of string theory itself. Gravitational aspects of string theory and techniques from supersymmetry and geometry play an important role in this work. Some representative recent topics and references include
de Sitter vacua and inflation in string theory:
Brane back-reaction in flux backgrounds:
Aspects of supersymmetry and moduli stabilization: