I’m a theoretical physicist studying fundamental laws of Nature. My research is a part of a long-term effort aiming at a reformulation of quantum physics in terms of basic axioms such as causality, unitarity, or relativistic invariance. More concretely, I study how light, matter, and the space-time metric interacting at the quantum level through scattering processes can be understood in terms of geometry. I’m particularly interested in applications of modern mathematical and computational techniques from algebraic geometry and machine learning to aid our understanding of such physical questions. For instance, recently I’ve been working on analytic continuation between scattering amplitudes of particles and those of anti-particles traveling back in time, which is a conjectured property of quantum field theories called crossing symmetry. Outside of research, I’m an avid fan of vexillology, the Oxford comma, and self-referential humor.
I’m currently a long-term member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. I received my PhD under the supervision of Freddy Cachazo at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Waterloo in Canada. Previously, I obtained undergraduate degrees in natural sciences and mathematics from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.
My work is made possible by the generous support provided by the Sivian Fund, the Roger Dashen Member Fund at the Institute for Advanced Study, and the US Department of Energy.