Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics
Faculty of Science
Masaryk University

The Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics has a new member

Brno, 24 April 2017

Dr. Linus Wulff recieved the position of assistant professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics at Masaryk University. He expanded a team of scientists working on string theory and enriched the area of research in another direction, which is the holographic principle and its use in the research of the properties of the fundamental forces.

Linus Wulff, who worked at Texas AM University, Padova University and Imperial College London in previous years, was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (DTPA). His research is focused on string theory, which is a main subject also for prof. Rikard von Unge or doc. Josef Klusoň.

String theory is one of the most ambitious theories that seeks to unify all fundamental particles and forces into a unified theoretical framework. Although the history of string theory dates back to 1971, its understanding is still incomplete, thanks to the enormous complexity of mathematics that the whole theory holds. However, it is already known that string theory, whose fundamental elements are very small strings, can, under certain conditions, exactly match the theory in which elementary particles are point objects. In addition, string theory allows to connect two so far incompatible theories - the theory of gravity and quantum theory.

In string theory, we can also find a holographic principle, Linus Wulff's main research topic. This holographic principle says that physical theory describing phenomena in a given volume can be equally described by a theory that only lives on the surface surrounding this volume. Just as a simple holographic image represents a 3-D scene with a 2-D surface, nature can store information about the interior of the area on its surface. Understanding the holographic principle can lead us to a deeper understanding of nature, at the most basic level.

Contact: Jörgen Linus Wulff, M.Sc., Ph.D.,

Mgr. Lenka Zychová,