Christian Korff

Professor of Mathematical Physics

School of Mathematics and Statistics

University of Glasgow G12 8QQ



Curriculum Vitae

Before coming to Glasgow in October 2006, I held positions at City University London, the University of Edinburgh and the C.N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics at Stony Brook, New York. I completed my PhD at the Freie Universitaet Berlin, Germany.

I held a University Research Fellowship of the Royal Society Oct 2004 - Dec 2012.

Research Interests

I am interested in areas where algebra and representation theory meet problems arising in physical systems. My research focusses on quantum integrable models connected with solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation. The latter include exactly solvable lattice models in statistical mechanics, quantum many body systems and lower dimensional quantum field theories.

You can find details about my publications here:

PhD Applicants

I am always happy to hear from prospective PhD students with an interest in mathematical physics or in areas related to my research interests. The School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Glasgow offers every year a limited number of funded PhD places. Candidates are shortlisted starting January, so any applications for a PhD position should be made early December in the year before you wish to start your studies.

Further details on how to make an application and possible projects can be found on this and on the School's website.

Current Research Students

Anna Clancy (MSc), Mikhail Vasilev (joint supervision with Prof. Misha Feigin, PhD)

Past Research Students

Dr. Bart Vlaar (PhD, 2007-11),  Mary Clark (MSc, 2012-15), Dr. David Palazzo (PhD, 2014-19), Jamie Mason (MSc 2019-20), Jamie Payton (MSc 2021-22), Dr. Damian Wierzbicki (joint supervision with Prof. Sira Gratz, PhD 2020-23)