Short CV/Education and training

  • 1987 – 1992
    Studied physics at the University of Hamburg, Germany

  • 1992
    Diplom degree, University of Hamburg

  • 1992 – 1993
    Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III), University of Cambridge, UK

  • 1993 – 1996
    Doctoral student at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge

  • 1996 – 1999
    Postdoc at the Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1999 – 2001
    Postdoc at the Centre for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

  • 2001 – 2005
    Head of a German Research Foundation (DFG) Emmy Noether junior research group in the Department of Physics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • Since 2005
    W2 head of a research group at the Max Planck Institute of Physics, Munich, Germany

Selected publications

  • Erdmenger, J. et al.: Fermionic Operator Mixing in Holographic p-wave Superfluids. In: Journal of High Energy Physics 1005, 2010. 053.

  • Erdmenger, J.: String cosmology: Modern string theory concepts from the Big Bang to cosmic structure. Weinheim, Wiley-VCH 2009.

  • Erdmenger, J. et al.: Superconductivity from gauge/gravity duality with flavor. In: Phys. Lett. B 680, 2009. S. 516-520.

  • Erdmenger, J. et al.: Mesons in Gauge/Gravity Duals – A Review. In: Eur. Phys. J. A 35, 2008. S. 81-133.

  • Erdmenger, J. et al.: Holographic vector mesons from spectral functions at finite baryon or isospin density. In: Phys. Rev. D 77, 2008. 046005.

  • Erdmenger, J., Meyer, R., Park, J.-H.: Spacetime Emergence in the Robertson-Walker Universe from a Matrix model.

    In: Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 2007. 261301.

  • Erdmenger, J. et al.: Chiral symmetry breaking and pions in nonsupersymmetric gauge / gravity duals. In: Phys. Rev. D 69, 2004. 066007.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Chiral symmetry breaking within generalised AdS/CFT correspondence

  • Generalisations of AdS/CFT correspondence with applications in the field of the physics of quark gluon plasma and of strongly coupled critical systems

  • Conformal symmetry in quantum field theories in more than two dimensions

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Max Planck Society (elected 2009)

  • Member of the German Physical Society

Additional qualifications

  • Private lecturer, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany, 2006


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