I am a Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, working in the Mathematical Physics group at the Mathematical Institute.
My research focuses on the interplay of physics and geometry in string theory. String theory is the best idea we have for a consistent theory that combines gravity and the quantum nature of space-time. This theory predicts extra spatial dimensions that influence our four-dimensional lives. Though they are too small to probe directly, the shape of these extra dimensions determines the particles and forces we observe. If we hope to make contact with the physics of our universe, we must have a deep understanding of these spaces and their geometry. The spaces have a rich structure due to supersymmetry and are complicated when viewed through the lens of conventional geometry, but, remarkably, they point to a new class of geometrical structures, known as 'generalised geometries'. One can think of these structures as a natural language for understanding low-energy physics from string theory. My work has pushed in two complementary directions: developing the underlying mathematics of these structures and using them to solve problems in physics.
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Finite deformations from a heterotic superpotential: holomorphic Chern-Simons and an L algebra
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS issue 10 volume 2018 (29 October 2018) Full text available
Exactly marginal deformations from exceptional generalised geometry
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS issue 1 volume 2017 (27 January 2017) Full text available
Exceptional Calabi-Yau spaces: the geometry of N=2 backgrounds with flux
FORTSCHRITTE DER PHYSIK-PROGRESS OF PHYSICS issue 1 volume 65 (January 2017) Full text available
The exceptional generalised geometry of supersymmetric AdS flux backgrounds
JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS issue 12 volume 2016 (29 December 2016) Full text available
Calabi-Yau three-folds: Poincare polynomials and fractals
page 173-186 (2013) Full text available
Numerical analysis of space charge effects in electron bunches at laser-driven plasma accelerators
CENTRAL EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICS issue 4 volume 9 page 980-985 (August 2011) Full text available
Geometric structures in string theory, supergravity and AdS/CFT, and their connection with generalised geometry.