Aleksi Vuorinen  
Professor of Theoretical Physics
University of Helsinki

Office:
A319, Physicum
Mail:
P.O. Box 64
 
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
 
Finland
Phone:
+358 50 338 6725

Short bio and cv

I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki in 2004, and thereafter worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Washington (2004-2007), the Technical University of Vienna (2007) and CERN (2008-2009). From Switzerland I moved to Bielefeld, where I led a research group funded by the Alexander von Humboldt foundation until 2013. At that time, I returned to the Deptartment of Physics of the University of Helsinki to work as a Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland and to lead one of the theory projects at the Helsinki Institute of Physics. In 2017, I was appointed as an associate professor of theoretical particle physics at the Univ. of Helsinki, and in 2021 was subsequently promoted to a full professorship. My research group is funded by the Academy of Finland, the Helsinki Institute of Physics, and the European Research Council.

A relatively up-to-date cv of mine can be found from here.

Research interests

My research revolves around questions related to QCD and other quantum field theories at nonzero temperature and density. The physical systems I work on include compact stars, heavy ion collisions, as well as phase transitions in the early universe, while the methods I use most frequently range from perturbative thermal field theory to effective theories and the gauge/gravity duality. I am also interested in the application of the same techniques to other physical settings, such as low-energy nuclear physics, condensed matter systems and (beyond the) Standard Model phenomenology.