For a non-technical summary of my research area, visit my popular science page.


My publications (from INSPIRE)


See the slides of my seminars


Notes on various topics in mathematics and physics


My PhD thesis: “Arithmetic and Hyperbolic Structures in String Theory”


Some useful links on math and physics stuff


My MSc thesis: “Coset Models and Singular Backgrounds in String Theory”


  1. -Non-perturbative effects in string theory


  1. -Hypermultiplets, D-brane and NS5-brane instantons


  1. -Quaternion-Kähler, hyperkähler and twistor geometry


  1. -Donaldson-Thomas invariants and wall-crossing phenomena


  1. -Arithmetic “U-duality” groups and automorphic forms


  1. -BPS-states and Borcherds-Kac-Moody algebras


  1. -Cosmological singularities, BKL-chaos and hyperbolic Coxeter groups


  1. -On the role of the hyperbolic Kac-Moody algebra E10 in string/M-theory

Welcome to my research page. I am a theoretical physicist working on a wide range of topics in string theory, gravity and gauge theory, often focusing on problems which lie on the borderline between physics and mathematics. A list of topics which are currently close to my heart is:

Daniel Persson

Assistant Professor

Mathematical Physics

Department of Fundamental Physics

Chalmers University of Technology