I’m a theoretical physicist studying fundamental laws of Nature. My research is a part of the long-term effort aiming at a reformulation of quantum physics in terms of basic axioms such as causality, unitarity, and relativistic invariance, from which space-time and everything contained in it—from atoms to Sir Ian McKellen—would be seen as emergent. More concretely, I study how light, matter, and the space-time fabric interacting at the quantum level through scattering processes can be understood in terms of geometry. I’m particularly interested in applications of modern mathematical techniques from algebraic topology and geometry to aid our understanding of such physical questions. Outside of research, I’m an avid fan of biographies, the Oxford comma, and self-referential humor.
I’m currently a postdoctoral scholar 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 of Frank and Peggy Taplin, as well as partial funding through the US Department of Energy.