Cvetič is regarded as an outstanding expert in fundamental issues relating to string theory and its consequences for fundamental particle physics. She is also researching in the field of phenomenology, which transfers theoretical calculations onto experimental particle physics. Against this background, she is also studying the impact that (string) theory models have on experiments – and in so doing, links the two main fields of modern particle physics with each other.
Mirjam Cvetič was nominated for the Humboldt Prize by Dieter Lüst, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Professor of String Theory and Mathematical Physics at the LMU. In the words of Professor Lüst: “We congratulate our colleague on being awarded this highly regarded prize, and we look forward to the joint research projects that we will conduct with her in the Munich working groups.”