Stefan Fredenhagen is professor for mathematical physics at the University of Vienna and head of the group Mathematical Physics at the Faculty of Physics.

His research deals with mathematical and theoretical questions in quantum field theory, gravity and string theory, with a special focus on two-dimensional conformal field theories and higher-spin extensions of gravity.

**Teaching and institutional information**

**Short CV**

Since 2016 / Professor / Universität Wien

2006-2016 / Junior Staff / MPI for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam

2002-2006 / Postdoc / Ecole Polytechnique + IHES, Bures-sur-Yvette + ETH, Zurich

2002 / PhD in Theoretical Physics / Humboldt University Berlin