• The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Sergei Kuzenko is a Professor in the Department of Physics, UWA, and the Leader of the Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Gravity group. Since he moved to Australia in 2000, his research team has produced important results on quantum supersymmetric Yang-Mills theories, supergravity-matter systems in diverse dimensions, extended supersymmetric nonlinear sigma models, models for spontaneously broken supersymmetry, and higher-spin gauge theories. He is responsible for establishing the following research fields in Australia: Supergravity; Superconformal Field Theory beyond Two Dimensions; and Higher Spin Gauge Theory.

In 2009, Sergei Kuzenko was awarded a prestigious Australian Professorial Fellowship of the Australian Research Council (2010--2014).

He served as Deputy Chair of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Mathematical Physics (ANZAMP) from 2011--2015. ANZAMP is a Division of the Australian Mathematical Society. It was founded in 2011 for the promotion and extension of mathematical physics in Australia and New Zealand wherever appropriate; and in particular encourage the interaction between mathematical physicists and workers in fields where mathematical physics is relevant.

His monograph with IL Buchbinder ``Ideas and Methods of Supersymmetry and Supergravity or a Walk Through Superspace’’ is a standard graduate text on supersymmetry and supergravity.

Before joining UWA, Sergei Kuzenko spent two years as a Senior Research Fellow in the Physics Department of the University of Munich (1998—2000). In 1994, he was awarded a prestigious Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany on the basis of his research into supersymmetric field theory and supergravity. He served a total of two years of his Fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Hanover in 1994/95 and 1997.

Sergei Kuzenko received his MSc degree in Physics in 1984 from Tomsk State University, one of the oldest Russian universities (established in 1878). Only one and a half years later, he earned his PhD in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, thus becoming the youngest Doctor of Philosophy in the history of Tomsk State University. At that university he served as Assistant Professor from 1986--1992 and Associate Professor from 1992--1998.

The research interests of Sergei Kuzenko are primarily inspired by one of the central problems of high-energy physics: the unification of gravity with the other fundamental interactions within a consistent quantum theory. The complete structure of such a theory is not yet known despite numerous efforts over several decades. The most interesting models for quantum gravity include string theory and its low-energy approximations known as supersymmetric theories of gravity or supergravity.

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Several former PhD students from Kuzenko's research group have received Honourable Mentions, appearing on the Board of the Graduate Research School Dean's List
1.    Dr Joseph Novak (2013)
2.    Dr Simon Tyler (2013)
3.    Dr Jessica Hutomo (2020)
4.    Dr Michael Egan Ponds (2022)
5.    Dr Daniel Hutchings (2023)
6.    Dr Benjamin Stone (2024)

In early March 2022, he signed an open letter by Russian scientists condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Research expertise keywords

  • Quantum field theory
  • String theory
  • Supersymmetry and supergravity
  • Theoretical particle physics


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