Current research

I am interested in the principles underlying information processing and learning in living systems. My on-going work includes research on:

  • Strategies of risk minimization in living systems  (with Vijay Balasubramanian)
  • Development of analysis methods to reveal hidden structures in data of large biological networks (with Ilya Nemenman). For first results see arXiv:2111.04641 [cond-mat] (submitted).
  • Theory of curious exploration strategies in complex environments (with Menachem Stern, Clélia de Mulatier and Vijay Balasubramanian). See here for first results.
  • Biomechanical generation of behaviour in simple organisms (with Mirna Kramar, Michael Wilczek and Karen Alim). See our eLife article.

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.