Anne Taormina is a mathematical physicist who uses group theory, algebraic geometry and number theory in her research, which is driven by fundamental questions in theoretical particle physics.  She exploits the power of symmetry to reduce complicated physical phenomena to their essentials and uses the algebraic structures underpinning symmetries to model scenarios contributing to the worldwide effort of unification of the four known fundamental forces of Nature.

Her most recent interest is in understanding the implications of newly observed Moonshine phenomena in the context of string theory and conformal field theory.

She has also used her mathematical tools to model virus functions and a scenario for the origin of life, in collaboration with biologists.

Anne Taormina


Research Grants Committee: Physical SciencesJanuary 2021 - December 2023Member
Research Appointment Panel A(iii)January 2015 - December 2020Member