Bruno Bertrand
Former member
Visitor in CP3 from September 2003 to July 2009
50% UCL as research assistant and 50% ECAM as lecturer (Brussels).
High energy physics
Studying a new approach to determine the influence of topological terms on nonperturbative dynamics of gauge theories.
Condensed matter
Developing a new gauge invariant approach of superconductivity and Josephson junction.
Theoretical spectroscopy
Member of the ETSF-Belgian group. Using numerical tools (abinit) to analyse new phosphors for White LED.
Position actuelle
5/10 Assistant de recherche - UCL - Sciences and Technologies - Institute of Condensed Matter and Nanosciences (IMCN)
6/10 : Chargé de cours - Institut Supérieur Industriel ECAM - Haute Ecole Léonard de Vinci
I am involved in the following research direction:

Nonperturbative quantisation of gauge theories, noncommutative geometry and unification of the fundamental interactions

Development of nonperturbative quantisation techniques of gauge theories (Yang-Mills, topological, gravity) and their application to particle physics and quantum field theory at finite temperature (in particular, within the context of superconductivity).
Exploration of the consequences of noncommutative geometry in the search for the unification of the fundamental interactions (M-theory and superstrings, quantum gravity).

External collaborators: Frederik Scholtz (National Institute for Theoretical Physics, NITheP, South Africa); Hendrik Geyer (Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study, STIAS; University of Stellenbosch, South Africa); M. Norbert Hounkonnou (International Chair in Mathematical Physics and Applications, ICMPA-UNESCO Chair, Benin); Calvin Matondo Bwayi (University of Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo); Habatwa Mweene (University of Zambia, Lusaka, Zambia); John R. Klauder (University of Florida, Gainesville, USA); Peter Jarvis (University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia).

Topology and Non-Perturbative Gauge Dynamics

The connections between topology in space(time) and in field configuration space and the non-perturbative dynamics of general gauge theories, inclusive of mass generating mechanims, are being studied.

Show past projects.
Publications in CP3
All my publications on Inspire


Mass generation mechanism in abelian gauge theories: an intricate network of dualities in any dimension
Bruno Bertrand and Jan Govaerts
23rd August.


Topologically Massive Gauge Theories and their Dual Factorised Gauge Invariant Formulation
Bruno Bertrand and Jan Govaerts
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Preprint ICMPA-MPA/2007/15, published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 40 (2007) F979-F986
Refereed paper. 16th May.
New insights into abelian topologically massive gauge theories
Bruno Bertrand
[Abstract] [PDF] Proceedings of the IV Summer School in Modern Mathematical Physics, 3-14 September 2006, Belgrade, Serbia, p.43-50.
Contribution to proceedings. 21st February.


Gauge Invariant Factorisation and Canonical Quantisation of Topologically Massive Gauge Theories in Any Dimension
Bruno Bertrand and Jan Govaerts
[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] Preprint ICMPA-MPA/2006/35, published in J. Phys. A40 (2007) 9609
Refereed paper. 6th July.

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Contact : Jérôme de Favereau
Job opportunities Summer Students program (Masters) 2017
Summer Student program in CP3 for BAC 3 (2017)
PhD position in NA62 experiment