## Research

I'm a postdoctoral researcher in theoretical physics at MIT.

Main interests:

- string field theory
- machine learning for theoretical physics

Related and side interests:

- string amplitudes
- properties of QFT
- lattice QFT
- 2d CFT
- 2d quantum gravity
- gauged supergravity
- black holes
- random tensor models

## Background

**Current position**:

CTP, MIT, United States
&
IAIFI, United States
&
CEA-LIST, France
(Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow)

Previous positions:

- Università di Torino & INFN, Italy (postdoctoral researcher)
- ASC, LMU, Munich, Germany (Alexander von Humboldt fellow)
- LPTENS, ENS, Paris, France (CNRS postdoctoral fellow)
- HRI, Allahabad, and ICTS, Bangalore, India (postdoctoral researcher)
- LPTHE, Université Paris 6, Paris, France (PhD student)

## Book

*String Field Theory – A Modern Introduction* (Springer, Lecture Notes in Physics)

The draft of the book is available (thanks to Springer) in two versions:

- “book” version: String Field Theory – A Modern Introduction
- “review” version: String Theory: A Field Theory Perspective (and its wild “draft” version)

The “review” version is organized by topics and serves as a buffer for things I want to write on: it contains more details and is updated more frequently, but it is not as polished as the “book” version.

Feedback, corrections and comments (on any version) are most welcome.

This book is based on lectures I gave within the Elite Master Program “Theoretical and Mathematical Physics” at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich (2017-2019).

## Notes

The list below contains reviews and notes on various topics. Except for those also on arxiv, they should not be considered as finished and may contain errors.

### Reviews and notes

- 2d quantum gravity and Liouville theory
- Supergravity and Kähler geometries
- Janis-Newman algorithm (arxiv: 1701.00037)
- Scalar propagators on adS space
- Classical supersymmetry (French)
- Random tensors: application to a dimer model (French)
- Introduction to Python (French, external website)

### Papers: notes and codes

The documents below contain materials on topics I have worked on. They contain additional details (such as computations) and remarks which may not appear in the papers. They can be freely used, even if I would appreciate being contacted if you find something useful to do with them.

- Janis-Newman algorithm: notes, Mathematica package (arxiv: 1701.00037)
- d = 4 N = 2 matter-coupled gauged supergravity: Mathematica package (arxiv: 1409.6310, 1503.04686)

### Talks: slides and notes

Slides:

- Machine learning for CICY (2021)
- Machine learning for lattice QFT and string theory (2019-2020)
- Topics in string amplitudes (2019-2020)
- Machine learning for lattice QFT (2019-2020)
- 2d gravity with massive matter (2016-2017)
- NUT Black Holes in N = 2 Gauged Supergravity (2015)
- Thesis defense: Black holes in N = 2 supergravity (2015)
- Abelian hypermultiplet gaugings and BPS vacua in N = 2 supergravity (2014)

Hand-written notes:

- Effective string field theory (2020)
- Timelike Liouville quantum gravity (2019)
- Crossing symmetry in superstring theory (2018)
- Recent developments in superstring field theory (2017)
- Quantum chaos and holography (2017)
- Momentum integration in string field theory (2016)

### Errata

Errata for various scientific books:

- Berger – A Panoramic View of Riemannian Geometry
- Blumenhagen, Lüst, Theisen – Basic concepts in string theory
- Cole – Wandering Stars
- Feynman – Leçons sur la gravitation
- Freedman, Van Proeyen – Supergravity (authors' website)
- Gambini, Pullin – A First Course in Loop Quantum Gravity
- McComb – Renormalization Methods
- Mussardo – Statistical Field Theory
- Penrose – The Road to Reality
- Penrose – À la découverte des lois de l'univers
- Ramond – Group Theory. A Physicist's Survey
- Schutz – Geometrical Methods of Mathematical Physics
- West – Introduction to Strings and Branes

If not indicated otherwise, these errata are not available on the authors' or editor's website and have not been verified by them. Send me an email if you find more typos and would like me to add them to these files.

## Tools

Tools I am using for my research: