I’m a final-year PhD student in the String Theory group at the University of Amsterdam, working under the supervision of Diego Hofman. I am interested in dualities and geometry in all aspects of physics.
Earlier this year, my collaborators and I put out papers on linear response expressions for holographic entanglement entropy, the relation between generalized Toda theories and four-dimensional $\mathcal{N}=2$ gauge theories and the near-BPS limit of AdS$_3$/CFT$_2$. We’re currently working on asymptotic symmetries in conformal gravity and we also want to obtain the central charges of generalized Toda theories from six dimensions.
Additionally, I am an editor for the outreach website of our Theoretical Physics institute, The Quantum Universe (in Dutch).
PhD in String Theory, 2014-2018
University of Amsterdam
MSc in Theoretical Physics (coursework exempted), 2013-2014
University of Amsterdam
Part III of the Mathematical Tripos (with Merit), 2012-2013
University of Cambridge
Double BSc in Mathematics and Physics (with Honors), 2008-2012
University of Amsterdam, one year at the Freie Universität Berlin
During my undergrad, I TA’d for several linear algebra and calculus courses. I also set up a preparatory statistics course for the Amsterdam University College.
After TA-ing statistical physics in the first year of my PhD, I helped set up a master’s course on mathematical methods in theoretical physics. To supplement the course book Topology and Geometry in Physics by Nakahara, Manus Visser and I composed a large number of exercises with typed solutions. The exercises are available upon requests.