# Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group

This is an IOP special interest group, which is a community of IOP members focused on a particular discipline, application or area of interest.

Special interest groups allow members to connect and share knowledge and ideas. The IOP funds groups to deliver a range of activities including events, prizes and bursaries. All of our groups are driven by members.

## About the group

Mathematical and theoretical physics is the use of mathematics to solve physical problems. In its widest sense, mathematical and theoretical physics falls between two major disciplines.

As a special interest, member-driven group, we consider the development of interdisciplinary activity in branches of mathematical physics. This includes:

- general relativity
- quantum field theory
- statistical mechanics

## What the group does

We maintain a high profile for the subject with:

- funding bodies
- influential groups
- the Institute of Physics
- the physics community

Some areas of focus include:

- graph theory
- group theory
- functional integration
- solutions of non-linear equations
- differential geometry and topology
- functional analysis and measure theory

Application of mathematics is particularly relevant to:

- nuclear physics
- statistical physics
- classical dynamics
- quantum computing
- quantum field theory
- other emerging areas
- relativity and gravitation
- physics of continuous media

We collaborate with other groups and divisions in areas of common interest like:

- computational physics
- condensed matter physics
- high-energy particle physics

We also have relationships with other organisations such as the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications.

## Group events

Find events for the Mathematical and Theoretical Physics Group

## Newsletter

## Committee and contacts

Chair | Dr Luiza Saunders, MInstP |
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Secretary | Dr Christopher Ray, CPhys MInstP |

Ordinary Member | Dr Natalia Iyudu, MInstP |

Ordinary Member | Miss Meimei Leigh |

Ordinary Member | Dr Pieter Naaijkens, MInstP |

Early Career Physicist | Miss Nicola Farmer |

Early Career Physicist | Dr Max Marcus, MInstP |

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