Georgios Itsios

Physicist Georgios Itsios is moving from the University of Athens in Greece to the Humboldt-Universität, where he will be bringing his expertise to the Emmy Noether Independent Junior Research Group on string theory led by Emanuel Malek. The research group’s aim is to use string theory to gain new insights into quantum field theory, which describes interactions between elementary particles and condensed matter. This is carried out using the holographic principle, which states that in space with negative curvature, i.e. anti-de Sitter space, string theory produces a description that is equivalent to that produced by a quantum field theory at the boundary of such space.