NiTheP leads and coordinates research programmes and fosters education in theoretical physics. Its mission is to provide a stimulating user facility for theoretical physics that links South Africa and the continent to an international family of institutes for theoretical physics.
NiTheP is situated at SU (main node) as well as the University of the Witwatersrand and the University of KwaZulu-Natal.
Research is mainly conducted in:
- statistical and condensed matter physics
- quantum information and computation
- high energy physics, namely string theory and matrix models, as well as phenomenology
Internationally NiTheP has links with the International School for Advanced Studies and the International Centre for Theoretical Physics.