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Welcome to FTPI

The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) was established in 1987 as part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, with the goal of conducting research in theoretical physics at a world-class level.

The most important function of FTPI is to produce significant, exciting and sound theoretical physics that will have an impact on physics as a whole. To this end the Institute provides a meeting place for theorists from around the globe to exchange and develop ideas.

FTPI sponsors several workshops annually and runs ongoing programs, such as the visiting short- and long-term scholar program. Through these and other outreach programs, the Institute serves to advance theoretical physics and to further develop its links to other science and engineering research disciplines, industrial research initiatives, and other academic sectors.

We hope you'll explore our website and find out more about us.



The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute has an opening for a research associate to work in theoretical condensed matter physics. Applicants are expected to have completed their Ph.D. in physics or related areas before the starting date of the position. The successful candidate will work in the group of Professor Andrey Chubukov and is expected to interact with experimental groups as well. Specific research topics include, but are not limited to, strongly correlated electron systems, frustrated magnetism, emerging phases and unconventional superconductivity. More information about the group can be found at:

To apply for this position please enter 304611 under keywords on our job search site HERE.


2014 Julius Wess Award

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Professor Arkady Vainshtein was awarded the 2014 Julius Wess Award by The KIT Center Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics (KCETA)


2015 Misel Family Public Lecture - FREE and open to the public!

Joseph Polchinski, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara
Thursday, September 10, 2015, McNamara Alumni Center, 7:00pm.
Click HERE for more information.

Upcoming Workshops

ICM Workshop - August 22-24, 2016

Weekly Seminars

Click HERE for schedules and 435 calendar.

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