Michaël Fanuel

Former member
Member from October 2009
Research directions:
Theories of the fundamental interactions

Active projects
Non-perturbative dynamics of QED in low dimensions
Jan Govaerts

By emphasizing the relevance of topology in nonperturbative gauge dynamics in the presence of nontrivial space(time) topology, develop gauge invariant physical tools to approach the nonperturbative dynamics of such systems in approximation schemes. In an initial study, QED in lower dimensions is considered in detail.
Nonperturbative quantisation of gauge theories, noncommutative geometry and unification of the fundamental interactions
Jan Govaerts

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).
Publications in IRMP
All my publications on Inspire

Number of publications as IRMP member: 4


CP3-14-22: Non-Perturbative Dynamics, Pair Condensation, Confinement and Dynamical Masses in Massless QED2+1
Fanuel, Michaël and Govaerts, Jan

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Preprint ICMPA-MPA/017/2014, published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47 (2014) 405401 (39 pages)
Refereed paper. May 26.
CP3-14-21: The N = 1 Supersymmetric Wong Equations and the Non-Abelian Landau Problem
Fanuel, Michaël and Govaerts, Jan and Avossevou, Gabriel Y. H. and Dossa, Anselme F.

[Abstract] [PDF] [Journal] [Dial]
Preprint ICMPA-MPA/018/2014, published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 47 (2014) 465401 (10 pages)
Refereed paper. May 21.


CP3-12-16: Affine Quantization and the Initial Cosmological Singularity
Michaël Fanuel and Simone Zonetti

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Published in Europhys.Lett. 101 (2013) 10001(6 pages)
Refereed paper. March 22.


CP3-11-27: Dressed Fermions, Modular Transformations and Bosonization in the Compactified Schwinger Model
Fanuel Michael, Govaerts Jan

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Preprint ICMPA-MPA/013/2011; Published in J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 45 (2012) 035401 (26 pages)
Selected for inclusion in IOP Select,, Included in the highlights 2012 (excellent papers published in 2012)
Refereed paper. August 25.