Mathematical Physics

Johannes Walcher

As a Mathematical Physicist, I am interested in understanding both how the world works, and what this means in abstract terms. I am currently Professor at Heidelberg University, work at the Institute for Mathematics, teach at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, and also supervise students from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Current Teaching

In the Winter term 2023/24, I am teaching an introduction to string theory aimed at first year graduate students and am also contributing to the coordination of a seminar on advanced topics in strings and holography.

Please note: I will very likely not offer a String Theory 2 in the coming Summer term.

Theses supervised


Biographical Sketch


  • Studies of Physics in Munich, Urbana-Champaign, and Zürich
  • Diploma in Physics from ETH Zürich (1998)
  • PhD in Physics from ETH Zürich (2001), research partly at CERN


  • Postdoctoral Fellow at KITP Santa Barbara and IAS Princeton (2001-2007)
  • Junior Faculty at ETH Zürich, CERN, and McGill University (2008-2014)
  • Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics at McGill University (2014)
  • Professor of Mathematical Physics at Heidelberg University since 2015
Last update on Apr 13, 2024 at 08:19 UTC
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