Welcome to the Center for Theoretical Physics

Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) at Seoul National University (SNU) was established in April, 1990, as one of the Science Research Centers funded by the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation. CTP aims to promote research activities in theoretical physics in Korea. About 25 physicists are participating in various programs and carrying out current research to make CTP an internationally renowned institution of theoretical physics.

Professor Jaejun Yu

Theoretical physics is the basis for all natural sciences.

       CTP aims to promote research activities in theoretical physics in Korea. It is a multidisciplinary community of faculty, scientists and students of Seoul National University joined by collaborating members of other institutions in Korea. The ultimate aim of CTP is to find new phenomena in physical sciences through high standards of theoretical reasoning. Other emphasis includes better understanding of known phenomena and offering well-motivated teaching of high-level theoretical physics. The CTP programs also emphasize lecture series by internationally established scientists, workshops, symposia and seminars, to share recent developments. The CTP activities are as follows:
        CTP supports several symposiums and workshops. These include Winter School on Theoretical Physics, Mt.Sorak Symposium on Theoretical Physics, Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Symposium on Condensed Matter Physics, Winter School on Mathematical Physics, and Workshop on Statistical Physics. Some of these are joint programs of CTP and Korea Institute for Advanced Study. CTP also plans to organize lecture series on topical subjects. Visit our conference page to see a list of conferences and workshops.
        CTP recognizes the importance of human interactions for the advancement of theoretical physics and supports several cooperation programs. CTP supports attending overseas conferences, research collaborations, and visitors' staying.

Administrative Office

Location : Building 129 - 209
Admnistrative Staff : Ji-Sun Hong
E-Mail : ctp (at)
Phone : 880 - 6523
Fax : 82-2-884-7167

Computer Room

Location : Building 56 - 203
Operator : Yong-Ho Park
E-Mail : yhpark (at)
Phone : 880 - 6620