Prof. Julian Sonner
I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Paul Townsend (FRS) and remained there after graduation, as a Fellow of Trinity College splitting my time between DAMTP in Cambridge and the Theory Group of Imperial College in London. I subsequently spent three years in the other Cambridge, as a postdoc at MIT, before joining the faculty at the University of Geneva.
Dr. Arunabha Saha
Post Doc (Ambizione Fellow)
I did my PhD at HRI Allahabad under the supervision of Prof. Rajesh Gopakumar. After that I moved to TIFR Mumbai as a post doctoral fellow in 2014. From 2018 I am an Ambizione fellow in the group of Professor Julian Sonner at University of Geneva.
Dr. Pranjal Nayak
I did my Ph.D. from TIFR, Mumbai under the supervision of Prof. Gautam Mandal. Following that I was a postdoc at University of Kentucky, Lexington before I joined the Sonner group as a postdoc in October 2019. In my previous academic life I also trained as a Mechanical Engineer for my bachelors degree. However, I still don’t know which way does a screw turn. Presently, I am working to understand thermalisation in quantum system
Dr. Manus Visser
I am a physicist and philosopher by training and obtained a master’s degree in philosophy of physics at the University of Oxford. I did my doctoral research in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam under the supervision of Prof. Erik Verlinde. In 2019 I started as a postdoc at the Department of Theoretical Physics in Geneva.
I did my undergraduate degree in Physics at Los Andes University, Venezuela, carrying out my thesis work at the Institute of Photonic Sciences - ICFO in Barcelona, Spain under the supervision of Prof. Antonio Acín. For my master's thesis in Geneva I studied different aspects of higher-spin black holes in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence.
I did my undergraduate and graduate degree at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. I obtained my Master's degree in February 2016. My thesis work was on relativistic nuclear energy density functionals, done under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Tamara Nikšić. As of October 2016 I am a PhD student at the University of Geneva.
I obtained my undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Granada, where I did my Bachelor thesis plus an internship on holographic methods applied to BSM physics under the supervision of Prof. M. Perez-Victoria. Since 2019 I am a PhD student in theoretical physics at UniGe, where I currently study aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence.
I am a theoretical physicist interested in AdS/CFT, quantum gravity and mathematical physics. I was educated in physics at ETH Zurich, but conducted my master thesis at Imperial College London working with Prof. Claudia de Rham. As part of the SwissMAP program, I am currently in Geneva studying for a second master’s degree in mathematics. My research with Prof. Julian Sonner is focused on mathematical aspects of conformal field theory
After obtaining my undergraduate degree in Physics at the University of Geneva, I studied for two semesters at the University of Padova, Italy.
Back in Geneva I am currently studying for my master's degree in theoretical Physics.
- Dr Antonin Rovai (former postdoc): Université Libre de Bruxelles
- Dr Benjamin Withers (former postdoc): Royal Society URF at University of Southampton
- Jérémie Francfort (former undergrad): Perimeter Institute (PSI) then PhD student in Prof. Ruth Durrer's group
- Yoan Emery (former Master's student): PhD student in Geneva (Prof. Marino's group)