Susanne Reffert


Professor for theoretical physics

Institute for Theoretical Physics
Albert Einstein Center for Fundamental Physics
University of Bern
Sidlerstr. 5
3012 Bern

Office: ExWi 129
Phone: +41 31 631 82 98
e-mail: sreffert at



  • string theory (brane constructions, dualities)
  • supersymmetric gauge theories
  • relationships to integrable models
  • CFTs in sectors of large charge

See also the institute webpage of Fields, Strings and Dualities.

My publications on INSPIRE.

Seminar: Fields and Strings

Spring Semester: every Tuesday from 10:15-11:15 in room 119 of the ExWi building.



Upcoming conferences and 1-day meetings:

Women at the intersection of Mathematics and High Energy Physics, 18.-20.2.2019, University of Geneva.

Past conferences and 1-day meetings:

SwissMAP String Theory Meeting (GeNeZiss), Nov 30, 2018, Bern.

Supersymmetric theories, dualities and deformations 2018, July 16-18 2018, Bern.

AEC Women in HEP Day, May 23, 2018, Bern.

Supersymmetric theories, dualities and deformations 2016, July 4-6 2016, Bern.

Group Members

  • Dr. Keita Nii
  • Yuta Sekiguchi
  • Dr. Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli

My research group is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.


    There is an opening for a PhD student position in my group starting in October 2019. Duration: 3 years. Research subject: Conformal Field Theories in sectors of large quantum number. Candidates must hold a Masters degree in theoretical physics, have a strong background in quantum field theory and be highly motivated. If you are interested, please e-mail me your application materials (cover letter (1 page), cv and contact details of two references, brief statement of interests and experience, academic transcript).

    If you are interested in doing your masters thesis in my group, please contact me (however, there is no funding available). For Masters students at U. Bern, the prerequisite for doing a Masters thesis with me is having passed the QFT I and ACTP exams with at least grade 5.