Piotr Sułkowski

Piotr Sułkowski is a theoretical physicist, a professor, a head of the Chair of Quantum Mathematical Physics, a leader of a research group at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw (Poland), and a visiting faculty at the California Institute of Technology (USA). His research interests include mathematical physics, quantum field theory and string theory, and occasionally biophysics. He is also involved is science popularization.



National Science Centre

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


  • Paweł Caputa from our Chair has just (November 23, 2023) obtained an ERC Consolidator Grant for realization of the project "Quantum Complexity from Quantum Field Theories to Quantum Gravity". Congratulations!!!
  • Together with other institutions worldwide we have been awarded the COST funding for the project "Fundamental challenges in theoretical physics”, which will be conducted in 2023-2027; for details see here. That's a good news too!
  • PS received OPUS grant to conduct the project "Quantum geometry and BPS states", to be conducted in 2023-2027. That's a good news!
  • Miłosz Panfil received OPUS grant to conduct the project "From a broken integrability to thermalization in quantum many-body systems", to be conducted in 2023-2027. Congratulations!
  • Piotr Kucharski, now an assistant professor at the math department, received Sonata grant to conduct the project "Quantum topology and deep learning", to be conducted in 2023-2026. Congratulations!
  • Pedram Karimi was awarded a Mobility grant for PhD students (ZIP program) for a research visit for a few weeks at Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies and collaboration with Prof. Sergei Gukov in the spring 2023. Congratulations!
  • Nikolai Iorgov and Yurii Zhuravlov from Bogoliubov Institute for Theoretical Physics in Kyiv, Ukraine, have recently joined our group. Our collaboration is supported by the Team grant and Foundation for Polish Science. Welcome!
  • Today, January 26, 2023, Helder Larraguivel defended his PhD thesis entitled "A-polynomials, symmetries and permutohedra for quivers and knots". Congratulations!
  • Jacek Kenig was awarded a Student Mobility grant for a 3 months long research visit at Kyoto University and collaboration with Prof. Mayuko Yamashita in the spring 2023. Congratulations!
  • Prof. Tomasz Taylor was awarded with the NAWA Professorship grant and for a few years will join our department as a visiting professor. Congratulations!
  • Today, July 21, 2022, Dmitry Noshchenko defended his PhD thesis entitled "Recursive structures for Nahm sums". Congratulations!
  • Today, June 3, 2022, Shi Cheng defended his PhD thesis entitled "Refined topological vertex and supersymmetric gauge theories". Congratulations!
  • In July 2022 we are organizing the String Math 2022 conference – a central event on the interface between mathematics and physics related to string theory, quantum field theory and related topics. The registration is now open, we encourge everyone to participate in this event!
  • In January 2022, at the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, we have launched a new unit – the Chair of Quantum Mathematical Physics; see this link for details!
  • PS received Fulbright STEM Impact Award 2021-2022, for an extended stay at Harvard University in the spring 2022.
  • The movie made by the Press Office at the University of Warsaw for the Seeking Inspiration? Choose University of Warsaw campaign

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