### Background

I completed my undergraduate studies from India, and later went to England for a postgraduate degree in Particles, String's and Cosmology. For my dissertation in Durham with my Advior Ruth Gregory (Currently in King's College, London) I worked on Cosmology and string theory and studied how Cosmic inflation was embedded in String theory with the help of D-branes. This lead me to String Landscape and the Swampland. This Vast range of consistent 4 dimensional effective field theories, arising in string theory is called the string Landscape. You can email me to learn more and I am always happy to chat about it.

For the first year of my PhD I was working on a quantum mechanical model of Majorana fermions with random interactions, this is called the SYK Model (Sachdev-Ye-Kitaev Model). What's special about this model is, that in the low energy limit where the theory is strongly coupled, its effective action has a schwarzian derivative, this derivative is also found in the action of the holographic description of J-T dilaton gravity (Jackiw-Teiteleboim). In other words the SYK model, in the low energy limit, is dual to 2D J-T gravity.### Genealogy

My PhD advisor is Claudia Ratti, who completed her Phd from Torino University, Italy and is a Tenured Professor at University of Houston and the Physics Department Associate chair.

About the picture: The picture above was taken in the summer after my postgraduation, when I went traveling across the UK. This was taken outside the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge.