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
- 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)