String theory

In the field of string theory, there are active groups both at IFT-UNESP and USP Sao Paulo and informal seminars are organized weekly at both institutions.
Permanent researchers include

Nathan Berkovits (IFT-UNESP)
Andrei Mikhailov (IFT-UNESP)
Horatiu Nastase (IFT-UNESP)
Victor Rivelles (USP Sao Paulo)
Diego Trancanelli (USP Sao Paulo)

Current research topics include covariant quantization of the superstring, the pure spinor formalism, AdS-CFT, integrability, higher-spin theories, AdS-CMT, noncommutative geometry, twistors, matrix models, super-Yang-Mills, and supergravity.