I am interested in understanding the small scale structure of space, in a context where both gravitational dynamics and quantum mechanics become important. This realm often involves studying black holes, unravelling exotic dynamics such as non-commutative geometry, and exploring new frameworks that extend the Standard Model of particle physics and standard inflationary cosmology.

Emergent gravity, Planckian structure of spacetime, holography, Matrix theory, black holes

D-branes, Super Yang-Mills theories, non-commutative geometry, Supergravity

Inflation, brane gas models, singularity

Open systems, non-equilibrium statistical mechanics, scrambling, tensor networks