Most of our research is devoted to equilibrium statistical mechanics, lattice models, continuous limits and their symmetries, using tools of complex analysis, probability and quantum field theory.
A key project is the investigation of the connection between exactly solvable models and Conformal Field Theories.
For the Ising model, it now appears possible to understand mathematically the scaling limits of the various fields of the model at the phase transition, and to reveal remarkable structures that underlie these scaling limits.
Berfin Simsek, PhD student, joins the Chair, starting February 2019.
Prof. C. Hongler is promoted to Associate Professor, starting January 2019.
Dr Franck Gabriel joins the Chair, starting September 2018.
Arthur Jacot-Guillarmod, PhD student, joins the Chair, starting September 2018.
Dr Julien Fageot is the 2018 recipient of the the EPFL Doctoral Award.
Prof. C. Hongler is the 2017 recipient of the University Latsis Award for EPFL.
Dr. Julien Fageot joins the Chair, starting May 2017.
Francesco Spadaro, PhD student, joins the Chair, starting January 2017.
Professor C. Hongler is awarded an ERC Starting Grant 2016.
Sung Chul Park, PhD student, joins the Chair, starting January 2016.
Professor C. Hongler wins the 2014 Blavatnik Regional Award .