Professional page – Harold Erbin


I'm a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics (CV). This website collects some information on my research.

Current position: Università di Torino & INFN, Italy

Previous positions:

  • ASC, LMU, Munich, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt fellow)
  • LPTENS, ENS, Paris, France (CNRS postdoctoral researcher)
  • HRI, Allahabad, and ICTS, Bangalore, India (postdoctoral researcher)
  • LPTHE, Université Paris 6, Paris, France (PhD student)


Main interests:

  • string field theory
  • string amplitudes
  • machine learning
  • 2d quantum gravity
  • gauged supergravity
  • black holes
  • random tensor models

Papers: arXiv, Inspire.

Reviews and notes

The list below contains reviews and notes on various topics. Except those also on arxiv, none are to be considered as finished and they may contain errors.

Talks: slides and notes


Hand-written notes:

Packages and codes:

Papers: draft and notes

The documents below are drafts and notes on topics I have worked on. They contain materials or remarks not published in the papers. There may be also new results or ideas that I did not pursue or could not make totally work. They can be freely used.



  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) München
  • Université Paris 6–Pierre et Marie Curie
    • 2012-2015: Numerical methods and scientific computation (first year M.Sc): tutorials, lectures.
    • 2013-2014: Optics and thermodynamics for biology (second year B.Sc): tutorials.
    • 2012-2013: Classical mechanics II: system dynamics (first year B.Sc): tutorials.


I use Zotero to manage my bibliography, together with the extensions Better BibTeX and Zotfile. It is a great tool to sort and find easily papers (with PDF), and one can export bibliographies to bibtex format and create "group" to share bibliographies with coworkers.

I am using Git in order to manage the evolution of my papers and notes. I have started to write an introduction to collaborative scientific writing, introducing Git in particular.