• The University of Western Australia (M013), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 4.63, Physics Building, Perth campus

    6009 Perth


1986 …2018
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Sergei Kuzenko is a Professor in the Department of Physics, UWA, and the Leader of the 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 research into supergravity theories in Australia.

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

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Projects 2002 2018

Research Output 1986 2018

Goldstino Superfields in Supergravity

Kuzenko, S. M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Physics of Particles and Nuclei. 49, 5, p. 841-846 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

1 Citations

Higher spin supercurrents in anti-de Sitter space

Buchbinder, E. I., Hutomo, J. & Kuzenko, S. M., 1 Sep 2018, In : Journal of High Energy Physics. 2018, 9, 27.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
fine structure
Open Access
fine structure
2 Citations

New nilpotent N = 2 superfields

Kuzenko, S. M. & Tartaglino-Mazzucchelli, G., 1 Jan 2018, In : Physical Review D. 97, 2, 026003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fine structure
6 Citations

Non-conformal higher spin supercurrents

Hutomo, J. & Kuzenko, S. M., 10 Mar 2018, In : Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics. 778, p. 242-246 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
gauge theory
fine structure


ARC Australian Professorial Fellow

Sergei Kuzenko (Recipient), 26 Oct 2009

Prize/award: Other distinction

Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Sergei Kuzenko (Recipient), 1994

Prize/award: Other distinction