Research

Research

I study conformal field theories. These are a special class of quantum field theories that arise in the study of phase transitions, string theory and particle physics. My advisor is Silviu Pufu, who is a member of the bootstrap collaboration.

Papers

Deligne Categories in Lattice Models and Quantum Field Theory, or Making Sense of O(N) Symmetry with Non-integer N
Joint with Slava Rychkov
pdf · arxiv

AdS4/CFT3 from Weak to Strong String Coupling
Joint with Shai Chester and Silviu Pufu
pdf · arxiv

N=4 Super-Yang-Mills Correlators at Strong Coupling from String Theory and Localization
Joint with Shai Chester, Silviu Pufu, and Yifan Wang
pdf · arxiv

Absence of D4R4 in M-Theory From ABJM
Joint with Shai Chester and Silviu Pufu
pdf · arxiv


Undergraduate

As an undergraduate, I studied at the Australian National University. For my honour year I worked with Cedric Simenel, a nuclear theorist specializing in nuclear dynamics.

Nuclear Interaction from Effective Field Theory
Honours thesis
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Non-Anomalous Semigroups and Real Numbers
An essay I wrote for a category theory course
pdf · arxiv

The Quantum Zeno Effect
An essay I wrote for a course on quantum measurement
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I also wrote course notes for an introductory quantum field theory course, aimed at third year undergraduates. The course is now run as PHYS3201.