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Anne Taormina, PhD University of Mons-Hainaut

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Professor, Theoretical Particle Physics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 43059
Room number: CM326
Room number: CM202

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Research Groups

Department of Mathematical Sciences

  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics
  • Mathematical & Theoretical Physics: String Theory, Gravity and Cosmology

Research Interests

  • String and Conformal Field Theory
  • Group Theory and Applications to Mathematical Biology

Selected Publications

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Journal Article

Conference Paper

  • Taormina, A. & Wendland, K. (2015), Symmetry-surfing the moduli space of Kummer K3s, in Donagi, Ron, Katz, Sheldon, Klemm, Albrecht & Morrison, David R. eds, Proceedings of Symposia in Pure Mathematics 90: String-Math 2012. Bonn, Germany, American Mathematical Society, Bonn, 129-154.

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Indicators of Esteem

  • Committee Duties: Elected member of the Peer Review College EPSRC; Member of the Governing Board, School of Theoretical Physics, Dublin Institute for Advance Studies
  • Conference organization: Organiser of an LMS Symposium on `New Moonshine, Mock Modular Forms and String Theory' (Durham, August 2015), of a summer workshop on `Quantum Gravity & New Moonshines' (Aspen, August 2017) and of an ESI workshop on `Moonshine' (Vienna, September 2018)
  • Editorial : Editor of an IOP Volume on `New Moonshines' (2016 - 2017)
  • Invitation to research centres:

    ICTP (Trieste, December 2015), IHES (Bures-sur-Yvette, February 2016 and January 2017)

  • National and International Collaboration: Freiburg University; Max Planck Institute Bonn, Lebedev Institute, Moscow; Brussels Free University; University of Tokyo (Bunkyo-Ku); University of York
  • Plenary and invited talks:

    Chennai, April 2014 (Conference on Mock Modular Forms and Physics); Waterloo, Perimeter Institute, April 2015 (Conference on Mock Modularity, Moonshine and String Theory); Nagoya, November 2016 (Conference on ‘Moonshine and K3 surfaces’); MITP Mainz, February 2017 (Workshop “Women at the Intersection of Mathematics and High Energy Physics”)