The Theory of Causal Fermion Systems

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Below you find a list of active researchers working on various aspects of the Theory of Causal Fermion Systems with their contact details and a short description of their research interests. For general questions you can also contact us here

Prof. Dr. Claudio Dappiaggi

Dipartimento di Fisica
Università degli Studi di Pavia, Italy
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I am interested mainly in the connections between causal fermion systems and algebraic quantum field theory. I worked on the existence theory for the linearized field equations and the construction of Green’s operators. I would like to understand better how interacting quantum fields can be described in the framework of causal fermion systems.

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Prof. Dr. Felix Finster

Chair of Mathematics
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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I thought for many years about questions which eventually led to causal fermion systems. What began as a hobby evolved into my main area of research.

For my research interests see my personal website.

Prof. Dr. José M. Isidro

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain
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With respect to causal fermion systems, I am mainly interested in thermodynamical principles and notions like area, entropy and temperature, also in connection to the work by T. Padmanabhan.

For my full research interests see my ORCID webpage.

Prof. Dr. Niky Kamran

James McGill Professor
McGill University, Montréal, Canada
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I am interested mainly in topological and geometric aspects of causal fermion systems. More recently, I got interested in the connections to complex geometry and related Fock space constructions.

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Prof. Dr. Heiko von der Mosel

RWTH Aachen University, Germany
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I am interested in causal fermion systems from the perspective of analysis and the calculus of variations. In particular, I worked on estimates of the Hausdorff dimension of the support of minimizing measures and would like to generalize and improve these results.

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Dr. Erik Curiel

Assistant Professor
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany &
Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University, USA 
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I am interested in causal fermion systems mainly in the context of black hole thermodynamics and related philosophical questions.

For my full research interests see my homepages at LMU and BHI

PD Dr. Margarita Kraus

Senior lecturer (Akademische Rätin)
Universität Mainz, Germany,
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I am interested mainly in the regularized Hadamard expansion and the implications on causal fermion systems constructed on a globally hyperbolic Lorentzian manifold.

For more information see my personal website.

PD Dr. Olaf Müller

Senior lecturer (Akademischer Rat)
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany,
Contact 

I am interested mainly in Lorentzian spectral geometry and infinite-dimensional analysis for causal fermion systems.

For more information see my personal website.

Dr. Daniela Schiefeneder

Senior lecturer
Universität Innsbruck, Austria
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I am interested in causal fermion systems from the perspective of analysis and the calculus of variations. In my PhD thesis, I proved for a large class of causal variational principles that the support of minimizing measures has an empty interior. In the meantime, we improved these results. I would like to go further in this direction.

For more information see my personal website.

PD Dr. Jürgen Tolksdorf

Max-Planck-Institut für Mathematik in den Naturwissenschaften, Leipzig &
Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Leipzig, Germany
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I worked on the perturbation theory for the fermionic projector. I am interested in the connections between causal fermion systems, gauge theories and quantum field theory.

For more information see my personal website.

Dr. Johannes Kleiner

Postdoctoral Researcher
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
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In my PhD thesis, I worked on conservation laws for causal fermion systems formulated in terms of surface layer integrals. Moreover, I am mostly interested in the connections to the foundations of quantum mechanics (the measurement problem and collapse phenomena).

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Dr. Simone Murro

Postdoctoral Researcher
Università di Trento, Italy
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I am interested in various aspects of causal fermion systems. In particular, I find challenging the Cauchy problem in the setting of causal fermion systems. Also, I would like to get a connection to noncommutative algebraic geometry. During my PhD time, I analyzed the fermionic signature operator in explicit examples and constructed corresponding pure, quasifree Dirac states.

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Dr. Marco Oppio

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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I am interested in the interplay between the mathematical and physical structures of causal fermion systems and standard quantum theories. Currently, I have been working on the application of operator algebras to causal fermion systems, with a special focus on Dirac systems in Minkowski space.

Dr. Claudio Paganini

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universität Regensburg &
Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik (Albert-Einstein-Institut), Potsdam, Germany
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With respect to the causal fermion systems, I am mostly interested in the physical aspects of the theory. The interpretation of the action principle. A possible connection with Fröhlich’s ETH formulation of Quantum Theory, and how the theory relates to other attempts of unification/quantum gravity. Furthermore, I am interested in any attempt to come up with predicitions of the theory.

For my full research interests see my private website.

Moritz Reintjes, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher
Universität Konstanz, Germany
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I got in contact with causal fermion systems when working on the fermionic signature operator in globally hyperbolic spacetimes. Now I am interested mainly in how entanglement arises in the Theory of Causal Fermion Systems.

For my full research interests see my personal website.

Maximilian Jokel

PhD Student
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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My PhD thesis is concerned with the analysis of the Euler-Lagrange equations in curved spacetime. The goal is to understand the dynamics of causal fermion systems near the singularity of a black hole.

Christoph Langer

PhD Student
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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My PhD thesis is concerned with the existence theory for minimizers of causal variational principles, both in the non-compact setting and for the causal action principle on an infinite-dimensional Hilbert space imposing symmetries.

Magdalena Lottner

PhD Student
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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My PhD thesis is concerned with the question how entanglement entropy can be defined and computed in the setting of causal fermion systems. I would like to also understand the relation to the information paradox. Moreover, I am interested in aspects of infinite-dimensional analysis and in the existence theory for the linearized field equations in the static setting.

Saeed Zafari

PhD Student
Universität Regensburg, Germany
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My PhD thesis is concerned with the geometry of causal fermion systems, mainly in the case of spin dimension one. In particular, how can one define notions of connection and curvature? What are the relations between the local geometry and the global “quantum geometry” of the causal fermion system?

Sebastian Kindermann

Universität Regensburg, Germany
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In my master thesis, I analyzed local gauge freedom and gauge fixing for causal fermion systems. This involved the construction of special charts (so-called symmetric wave charts) of the manifold of regular points of ${\mathcal{F}}$. I am also interested in physical applications of causal fermion systems, in particular in connection with entanglement.