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Research Group "Theoretische Physik, TU Wien"
(Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr. Maximilian Kreuzer)

Head of the research group:
Last name:Kreuzer
First name(s):Maximilian
Title (leading):Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.
Position:Associate Professor
Institution:Vienna University of Technology
Organizational unit:Institut für theoretische Physik
Street address:Wiedner Hauptstraße 8
Postal code:1040
Assignments to Research Areas:
Research area(s):
  • Theoretical Physics
Assignments to Fields of Work According to the Austrian System of Science Areas:
Field(s) of work:
  • Theoretical physics (103036)
Data Acquisition:
Date of the data acquisition:02.11.2010
Data acquisition period:from: 2005   up to including: 2009
Research Group at the Time of the Data Acquisition:
Scientific group members:
10 Persons
Prof. Dr. Radoslav Rashkov
Ass. Prof. Dr. Johanna Knapp
PhD Ching-Ming Chen
Dr. Andreas Braun
Dr. Pascal Anastasopoulos
Dipl. Phys. Nils-Ole Walliser
Dipl. Ing. Christoph Mayrhofer
Mag. Michal Michalcik
Dipl. Ing. Mag. Maria Schimpf
Univ.Doz. Dipl.Ing. Dr. Harald Skarke
Scientific Output in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
H-index of the group head:18
Number of publications:38
Five most important publications:
  1. A.Klemm, M.Kreuzer, E.Riegler, E.Scheidegger: Topological string amplitudes, complete intersection Calabi-Yau spaces and threshold corrections, J. High Energy Physics 0505 (2005) 023
  2. "V. Braun, M. Kreuzer, B.A. Ovrut, E. Scheidegger: Worldsheet instantons, torsion curves, and non-perturbative superpotentials, Phys. Lett. B649 (2007) 334-341 "
  3. V. Batyrev, M. Kreuzer: Constructing new Calabi--Yau 3-folds and their mirrors via conifold transitions, Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. (to appear)
  4. M. Kreuzer: Heterotic (0,2) Gepner models and related geometries, in: Fundamental Interactions, Eds.: D. Grumiller, A. Rebhan, D. Vassilevich (World Scientific 2009)
  5. A. Kapustin, M. Kreuzer, K.-G. Schlesinger: Homological Mirror Symmetry: New Developments and Perspectives, Lecture notes in Physics 757 (Springer 2008)
Five most important talks:
  1. M. Kreuzer, Computational challenges in Calabi-Yau and string phenomenology, invited talk at Oxford University, England; 30.11.09
  2. M. Kreuzer, Combinatorics and Quantum Geometry, invite talk at Bogolyubov Kyiv Conference, Kiev, Ukrain; 15.9.--18.9.09
  3. M. Kreuzer, Heterotic (0,2) Gepner models and related geometries, invited talk at (0,2) Mirror symmetry and quantum sheaf cohomology, AEI, Germany; 17.8.--21.8.09
  4. M. Kreuzer, Examples and Problems in Toric Geometry, invited talk at WS on Homological mirror symmetry and Hodge theory, Vienna Univ.; Vienna, Austria 8.8.--12.8.09,
  5. M. Kreuzer, Introduction to toric geometry, invied lecture at Einstein at SISSA 2009: 2nd WS on Geometric Methods in Theor. Phys, Trieste, Italy. 13.7.--18.7.09
Projects and Funding Granted in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Competitive projects:
  • FWF:
    Flussgeometrien, Eichtheorien und Strings (P21239)
    Laufzeit: 2009-2011; Mittel: 264 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Verallgemeinerte Geometrien von effektiven Wirkungen (P19051)
    Laufzeit: 2006-2009; Mittel: 239 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Nichtperturbative Effekte in String-Kompaktifizierungen (P18679)
    Laufzeit: 2006-2009; Mittel: 171 kEuro
  • FWF:
    D-Branes auf Calabi-Yau Mannigfaltigkeiten (P15584)
    Laufzeit: 2002-2005
  • FWF:
    Dualities in Modern String Theory and Applications (I 192)
    Laufzeit: 2009-2012; Mittel: 298 kEuro
  • ÖAD:
    Laufzeit: 2007-2010; Mittel: 33 kEuro
  • FWF:
    Aspekte der String/Eichtheorie Dualitat (P22000)
    Laufzeit: 2009-2011; Mittel: 271 kEuro
Research Topics:
Current research topics:
  • Torische Geomerie
  • Calabi-Yau Kompaktifizierungen
  • D-Branes
  • Gauge/Gravity Duality
  • Heterotische (0,2) Gepner-Modelle
Future topics (next 5 years):
  • Phänomenologie von GUT-Modelle in String und F-Theorie
  • geometrische Eigenschaften elliptischer Calabi-Yau fourfolds
Teaching and Research Mobility in the Above Data Acquisition Period:
Doctor's theses:
4 doctor's theses
  1. C. Mayrhofer "F-Theory model building" TU Wien, 2010
  2. R. Ahmad: "Non-commutativity and effective actions" TU Wien, 2010
  3. J. Knapp: "D-Branes in topological String Theory" TU Wien, 2007
  4. S. Guttenberg:"Superstrings in General Backgrounds" TU Wien 2007
Diploma and master theses:
1 thesis
  1. V. Atalla: "Superfields and Supersymmetry", TU Wien, 2007
International networking:
  • C. Mayrhofer (outgoing): Heidelberg 2010
  • A. Collinucci (outgoing): MPI Munich 2010
  • A. Braun(ingoing): Heidelberg 2010
  • C.M. Chen (ingoing): Texas A&M 2009
  • A. Garavuso (outgoing): Alberta 2009
  • A. Garavuso (ingoing): Rio de Janeiro, CBPF 2008
  • M. Tsulaia (outgoing): Liverpool U. 2008
  • M. Tsulaia (intgoing): Crete U. 2007
  • A. Collinucci (ingoing): Leuven KU 2007
  • S. Guttenberg (outgoing): Democritos Nucl.Res.Ctr. 2007
Further Information:
Remarks, comments:Prof. Dr. Kreuzer ist am 26.11.2010 verstorben.
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