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.

+44 1865 611514

## Address

University of Oxford

Andrew Wiles Building

Radcliffe Observatory Quarter

Woodstock Road

Oxford

OX2 6GG

## Recent Publications:

Exactly marginal deformations from exceptional generalised geometry

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
issue 1
volume 2017
(27 January 2017)
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Exceptional Calabi-Yau spaces: the geometry of N=2 backgrounds with flux

FORTSCHRITTE DER PHYSIK-PROGRESS OF PHYSICS
issue 1
volume 65
(January 2017)
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The exceptional generalised geometry of supersymmetric AdS flux backgrounds

JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
issue 12
volume 2016
(29 December 2016)
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Calabi-Yau three-folds: Poincare polynomials and fractals

page 173-186
(2013)
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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)
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Finite deformations from a heterotic superpotential: holomorphic
Chern--Simons and an $L_\infty$ algebra

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## Research Interests:

Geometric structures in string theory, supergravity and AdS/CFT, and their connection with generalised geometry.