AdS_2 integrability and deformations

Start date

1 October 2024


3.5 years

Application deadline

Funding source

UKRI and/or University of Surrey

Funding information

We are offering the UKRI standard stipend (currently £18,622 per year) with an additional bursary of £1,700 per year for full 3.5 years for exceptional candidates. In addition, a research, training and support grant of £3,000 over the project is also offered. Full home or overseas tuition fees (as applicable) will be covered.


The integrable structure of AdS_2 backgrounds has recently emerged as a new exciting laboratory where to test holographic ideas in an exactly solvable context. This project concerns studying the scattering matrix underlying the AdS_2 integrable string theory, and attacking the problem of constructing the massive dressing factor and the integrable form-factors. The project will then proceed to analyse the recently-discovered scattering matrix interpolating the AdS_2 and AdS_3 integrable systems, and to deduce the quantum group properties of the underlying algebra.

Eligibility criteria

Open to both UK and international candidates.

Up to 30% of our UKRI-funded studentships can be awarded to candidates paying international rate fees. Find out more about eligibility.

You will need to meet the minimum entry requirements for our Mathematics PhD programme.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via the Mathematics PhD programme page. In place of a research proposal, you should upload a document stating the title of the project that you wish to apply for and the name of the relevant supervisor.

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Contact details

Alessandro Torrielli
33 AA 04
Telephone: +44 (0)1483 689253

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