University of Geneva
String Theory, Holography, Condensed matter
I am interested in string theory, holography and condensed matter physics and their mutual interactions. A favorite example of mine involves the formation and subsequent evolution of black holes and how these notions have their counterparts in the study of thermalization in quantum many-body systems.
This diagram shows a black hole forming in AdS. Studying its properties helps us to investigate quantum quenches in strongly-correlated quantum matter, but it also gives us the opportunity to study quantum gravity by investigating the field-theory dynamics of far-from-equilibrium states. I use a number of different approaches spanning from analytical CFT and supersymmetric localization methods to numerical relativity to investigate these and many other interesting problems. For more details see my research page.