|> College of Science > Physics Dept > Djordje Minic|
| My research is focused on the problem of a non-perturbative formulation of string theory,
the only known perturbative theory of quantum gravity and Standard-Model-like
I am deeply interested in all conceptual, gravitational, cosmological and particle physics aspects of string theory and quantum gravity. String theory originated from efforts to understand the strong interactions, so I also work intensely on trying to understand the non-perturbative dynamics of gauge theories, such as quantum chromodynamics (QCD).
Furthermore, I am fascinated with the relationship between quantum field theory and condensed matter and statistical physics. In particular, I have applied theoretical methods from string theory and modern quantum field theory to the questions ranging from the spin dual of the Fractional Quantum Hall Effect, high-temperature superconductivity and topological insulators to the problems of turbulence and aging in non-equilibrium statistical physics as well as the physics of the Riemann zeros.
As an extension of my work on the conceptual issues in string theory and quantum gravity I have been recently attracted to more foundational aspects of quantum theory in general.
Finally, I nurture a non-professional interest in the subject of history of physics. Some of my historical and other musings about physics can be found in my popular book ``In search of another miraculous year'' (published in Serbian, Belgrade, 2005).