# About

#### Philosophy of many things in general

If I am not solving problems in my office, you will find me either climibing up a mountain/ rummaging through some jungle/ surfing/ playing football/ swimming/ cycling/ running.Comic nihilism and existentialism are my friends. See this and this.

#### Getting in touch

**Research group:**String Theory Group, TU Wien

**Phone**: +43-1-58801 Ext:13622

**Address**: Institut für Theoretische Physik, Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10, 1040 Wien

**Office hours:** Currently out of office. Please get in touch with me via email.

**Fellowship:** I am currently a long term visitor at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics . I was previously a Marshall scholar at the same place (2019).

#### Small bio

My academic worldline includes Bangalore (electronics), Nottingham (theoretical physics), Munich (math, math-phys) and Vienna (math, math-phys, th-phys). I am currently working on moonshine, string compactification and aspects of supersymmetric gauge theories in the research group of Timm Wrase.

# Research

I would categorize my research as "physical mathematics". See this article (linked) by Gregory Moore for a nice overview of what physical mathematics entails. My current interests are broadly on the interface of algebraic geometry, string theory, quantum field theory and number theory. Generically, they are:- Moonshine phenomena
- String compactification and Calabi-Yau manifolds
- Supersymmetric gauge theories and dualities
- Black hole entropy in string theory and supergravity
- Topological recursion relations and their applications to physics
- Automorphic forms and the (geometric) Langlands program.

- Sporadic group symmetries in Calabi-Yau moduli spaces
- Number theory and arithmetic geometry of N = 4,2 compactifications
- Wall crossing/jumping loci and BPS spectra in supersymmetric gauge theories
- Relation between topological invariants, string theory and sporadic groups
- BPS symmetries and algebras
- Higher genus automorphic forms
- Dynamical systems and the zeros of $\zeta -$functions and $L-$functions

# Theses supervision

- Master's Thesis: Soumil Maulick (BITS Pilani)- Thesis title: Tunneling in cosmology via Coleman-de Luccia instantons (2019)