I am currently a third year PhD student in theoretical physics, and my advisor is Prof. Renata Kallosh. My research interests encompass all aspects of supergravity and string theory, with applications to particle physics, cosmology and mathematics. My current focus has been in spontaneously broken nonlinearly realised supersymmetric quantum field theories, where I've been studying their scattering amplitudes and their supergravity/stringy/braney constructions.
During my undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Joe Polchinski on large N Chern-Simons theory coupled to matter.
My curriculum vitae (CV) is available upon request.
Education & Certifications
BS, University of California, Santa Barbara, Physics (2014)
Renata Kallosh, Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
In my free time, I enjoy unicycling, travelling and trekking.
- Orthogonal nilpotent superfields from linear models JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2016
- From linear to nonlinear supersymmetry via functional integration PHYSICAL REVIEW D 2016; 93 (2)
Origin of Soft Limits from Nonlinear Supersymmetry in Volkov-Akulov Theory
We apply the background field technique, recently developed for a general class of nonlinear symmetries, at tree level, to the Volkov-Akulov theory with spontaneously broken N=1 supersymmetry. We find that the background field expansion in terms of the free fields to the lowest order reproduces the nonlinear supersymmetry transformation rules. The double soft limit of the background field is, in agreement with the new general identities, defined by the algebra of the nonlinear symmetries.