My main research focus is on the fundamental quantum nature of matter and spacetime.

My research interests include

  • Asymptotically safe quantum gravity and matter
  • UV completion of the Standard Model
  • Renormalization Group flows in discrete models of quantum spacetime
  • Renormalization Group fixed points in quantum field theories
  • Causal Set Quantum Gravity
  • News:
    Work on asymptotic silence in causal sets with S. Surya and S. Mizera highlighted by CQG+:
    The silence deep within the universe

    Status of the asymptotic safety paradigm for gravity and matter now available on arxiv

    My publications can be found on google scholar and on inspire. You can also find me on acadamia-net.

    Group members:
  • Antonio Pereira (postdoctoral researcher)
  • Alessia Platania (postdoctoral researcher, starting 11/17)
  • Aaron Held (PhD student)
  • Fleur Versteegen (PhD student)
  • Ademola Adeifeoba (Master student)
  • Johannes Lumma (Master student)
  • Marc Schiffer (Master student)
  • Peter Vander Griend (Master student)
  • Artiom Zaitev (Master student)

    The group's quantum gravity seminar takes place on Wednesday at 3.45 pm. A list of topics and speakers can be found here.

    If you'd like to take part in the International Seminar on Asymptotic Safety, please send me an email.

    My most recent work:
    Conference and workshop organization:
  • Quantum Spacetime and the Renormalization Group, June 18-22, 2018 Bad Honnef (details to follow)
  • Quantum Fields – from Fundamental Concepts to Phenomenological Questions, MITP, Mainz, September 26 - 28, 2018
  • Past conference and workshop organization:
  • Higgs cosmology meeting at Chicheley Hall, UK, March 2017
  • Functional Renormalization - from quantum gravity and dark energy to ultracold atoms and condensed matter, March 2017
  • Quantum spacetime and the Renormalization Group at the Lorentz Center, Netherlands, February 2017
  • Probing the fundamental nature of spacetime with the Renormalization Group 2015
  • Renormalization Group approaches to quantum gravity 2014
  • Experimental search for quantum gravity - the hard facts 2012
  • Lectures and teaching:
  • summer term 2017: bachelor seminar on Quantum Mechanics (a list of topics is available here)
  • winter term 2016/17: Quantum Gravity and the Renormalization Group (for master students with knowledge on QFT and General Relativity)
  • literature and assignments can be found here

    My spacetime coordinates when not in Heidelberg during the winter term 2017/18

    September 4: TPI, University of Jena
    October 24: University of Mainz
    November 1: Univ. of Southampton
    November 9: TU Munich
    November 13-29: Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada
    Feb. 25 - March 10, 2018: Universidad Catolica, Santiago de Chile

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