Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Martin Schnabl

PhD:  SISSA, Trieste, 2001
2008- Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences
Head of Department of Particle Theory and Phenomenology
2006–2008 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; Member
2004–2006 Theory Group, CERN, Geneva; Fellow
2001–2004  Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; Postdoc
Email: fpuanoy@smh.pm
Phone: +420 26605 2650
Address:   Office 211
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic

At present I am mostly interested in String Field Theory. This is an offshell formulation of string theory that has proven useful so far to describe tachyon condensation on unstable D-brane systems. I am working on exact analytic classical solutions but in the near future I wish to study some more challenging topics such as quantum effects in string field theory and/or explore possible applications to more physical questions.

Selected publications:

  • I. Ellwood and M. Schnabl, Proof of vanishing cohomology at the tachyon vacuum
    JHEP (2007) [hep-th/0606142]
  • M.Schnabl, Analytic solution for tachyon condensation in open string field theory
    Adv. Theor. Math. Phys. (2006) [hep-th/0511286]

For a complete list of publications see INSPIRE-HEP.