Research

I am a theoretical physicist fascinated by the principles underlying the functioning of living systems. My works includes:

Current research projects

  • Strategies of risk-minimization in living systems. With Vijay Balasubramanian (postdoc advisor)
  • Development of analysis methods to reveal hidden structures in data of large biological networks. For first results see arXiv:2111.04641 [cond-mat]. Accepted in Physical Review E. Independent collaboration with Ilya Nemenman.
  • Theory of curious exploration strategies in complex environments. See here for first results. With Menachem Stern, Clélia de Mulatier and Vijay Balasubramanian.

Completed projects

  • Biomechanical generation of behaviour in simple organisms. See our eLife article. With Mirna Kramar, Michael Wilczek and Karen Alim.

Gravity, String Theory and Automorphic Functions

Prior to entering research in Biophysics at the end of 2016, I was working in the field of theoretical High Energy Physics. More precisely, I was working on research problems related to Gravity, String Theory and the mathematical theory of Automorphic Functions and I have extensively published on these topics (see my publications). I have also co-authored a book on the topic of “Eisenstein Series and Automorphic Representations’’, providing a survey of this vast subject with a focus on applications in String Theory. The book has been published by Cambridge University Press in July 2018.