The description of physical phenomena requires mathematical tools. Many of these tools are modern and some are even developed precisely for this purpose. The scientists working toward this goal tackle most of the large chapters of physics such as nonlinear phenomena, general relativity, quantum mechanics, statistical physics, and use various methods from mathematical analysis, geometry, algebra and probability.
The team of the Department covers two large fields of research: that of the methods of group theory appied to physics, in particular to classical and quantum integrable systems, and that of phase transitions in two dimensions and, more generally, of systems with many degrees of freedom.
The professors working in this discipline are :