Professor Adi Armoni

Chair in Theoretical Particle Physics

Department of physics,
Swansea University,
Swansea, SA2 8PP, U.K.
adi.armoni at

Born on 10 Nov. 1969, Subject of her Majesty since Nov. 2010

Pictures of Swansea/Gower , me

Curriculum Vitae:

  • 1992-1998 Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, Tel-Aviv University (in part during my military service). Thesis title: "Non Perturbative Physics in Two Dimensional Gauge Theories". Thesis Advisors: Prof. Jacob Sonnenschein and Prof. Shimon Yankielowicz .
  • October 1999 - September 2001: Postdoctoral fellow at Ecole Polytechnique.
  • October 2001 - October 2004: Postdoctoral fellow at C.E.R.N. , theory division.
  • November 2004 - October 2009: PPARC advanced fellow at Swansea University.
  • November 2004 - September 2006: Lecturer.
  • October 2006 - September 2008: Senior-lecturer.
  • October 2008 - September 2012: Reader.
  • From October 2012: Chair (Professor).
  • October 2012 - September 2013: Visiting professor at Kavli-IPMU, Japan.


  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Waves and Optics

    Research Interests:

  • (Non-Supersymmetric) String Theory
  • QCD
  • AdS/CFT
  • Supersymmetric Field Theories
  • I'm also interested in the Theory of Everything

    Ph.D. Students and M.Sc students:

  • J. Ridgway (k-strings and string theory), graduated Sep. 2009
  • G. Moraitis (Planar equivalence on the lattice), graduated Sep. 2010
  • N. MacPherson (Chern-Simons theory and Holography)
  • A. Teimouri (Correlatos of Wilson Loops from Holography), graduated Oct. 2013
  • E. Ireson (Non-Supersymmetric Seiberg Duality)

  • Full List of Publications , Papers with 50+ Citations , Papers with 100+ Citations

    List of Collaborators

    Selected Publications:

  • A.A., "The Conformal Window from The Worldline Formalism" , Nucl.Phys. B826 (2010) 328.
  • A.A. and A. Naqvi, "A Non-Supersymmetric Large-N 3D CFT And Its Gravity Dual" , JHEP 0809 (2008) 119.
  • A.A., M. Shifman and G. Veneziano, ``Exact Results in Non-Supersymmetric Large N Orientifold Field Theories'' , Nucl.Phys.B667 (2003) 170, ``SUSY Relics in One Flavor QCD From a New 1/N Expansion'' , Phys.Rev.Lett.91 (2003) 191601.
  • A.A. and E. Lopez, ``UV/IR Mixing via Closed Strings and Tachyonic Instabilities'' , Nucl.Phys.B632 (2002) 240.
  • A.A., R. Minasian and S. Theisen, ``On noncommutative N=2 super Yang-Mills'' , Phys.Lett.B513 (2001) 406.
  • A.A., ``Comments on Perturbative Dynamics of Non-Commutative Yang-Mills Theory'' , Nucl.Phys.B593 (2001) 229. See also, "Physics in Noncommutative World I: Field Theories" , Rinton press, ed. Miao Li & Yong-Shi Wu.

  • Seminars and lectures:

  • "Large-N QCD, Veneziano Amplitude, and Holography", talk given at CAQCD2016, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • "Non-Supersymmetric Brane Configurations, Seiberg Duality, and Dynamical Symmetry Breaking", talk given at Swansea, HUJI (Jerusalem), Porto, Iberian Strings, Bangkok, Southampton.
  • "k-String Tension", talk given at Swansea, CERN, Plymouth, Nordita and at "Quarks and Hadrons under Extreme Conditions", Keio university, Kavli-IPMU, Hiroshima university.
  • "1/N Expansions in String and Gauge Field Theories" , talk given at the Oberwolz 2010 symposium.
  • "Everything You Wanted to Know About k-Strings But You Were Afraid to Ask", talk given at ECT Trento and IAS Hong-Kong.
  • "Two Examples of Seiberg Duality in Gauge Theories With Less Than Four Supercharges", talk given at Queen Mary.
  • Lectures at the "2009 Schladming Winter School on Theoretical Physics": first lecture , second lecture , third lecture .
  • "Planar Equivalence" , Plenary talk at "Continuous Advances in QCD" , Minessota, May 11-14, 2006
  • "The Strong Force and String Theory" , Colloquium to the school of physical sciences, Swansea U., May 27, 2005
  • "Planar Equivalence: From Type 0 Strings to QCD" , based on works with M. Shifman and G. Veneziano, talk given at Michigan U., Rome - "Tor Vergata", CERN, Imperial College, Oxford, Niels Bohr Institute, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Berlin, IHP - Paris, Leuven, The Hebrew University, IFT - Madrid, UAB - Barcelona, Annecy, Swansea, Southampton, Weizmann Institute, Cambridge, Liverpool.
  • "Rotating Strings and Spinning Glueballs" , based on work with J. Barbon and T. Petkou, talk given at The Technion.
  • "Return of The Phantom Anomaly" , based on work with E. Lopez and S. Theisen, talk given at Ben-Gurion U., The Technion, Weizmann Institute, CERN, Princeton, Berkeley.
  • "UV/IR Mixing via Closed Strings and Tachyonic Instabilities" , based on work with E. Lopez, talk given at Geneva U., The Technion, Tel-Aviv U., CERN, Protvino, SLAC.

  • An article about us in Ha'aretz
    A travel guide to the Gower, Wales (in Hebrew)
    An article in Ynet about me and Wales (in Hebrew)
    The Large-N Conference at Swansea" (talks,photos)
    The Universe as a Hologram, An article in Odyssey (In Hebrew)

    Last changed: May, 2016