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. Nezhla Aghaei
  • Dr. Keita Nii
  • Yuta Sekiguchi
  • Dr. Gabriele Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli
  • Dr. Ahmad Zein-Assi

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


Former members:

  • Dr. Antonio Amariti -> INFN Milano Celoria (faculty)
  • Dr. Domenico Orlando -> INFN Torino (faculty)
  • Dr. Orestis Loukas -> Brussels (ULB)


    There is an opening for a 2-year postdoc position starting in autumn 2019. Please apply via the Joint Postdoc Applications website.

    There are no openings for PhD students in the foreseeable future.

    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.