Leonardo Rastelli named Simons Investigator

Saturday, 01 August 2020 13:43 administrator


Leonardo Rastelli is among the select group of physicists named as 2020 Simons Investigators.

"Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental questions."


As described on the Foundation's web site:

Leonardo Rastelli works on a broad range of problems in quantum field theory and string theory. He is known for his contributions to the AdS/CFT correspondence, string field theory, supersymmetric field theories and the conformal bootstrap. He is interested in developing a deeper framework for quantum field theory and quantum gravity, based on symmetry and general consistency principles, in the spirit of the bootstrap.

Leonardo joins YITP colleague Rouven Essig as Stony Brook's second Simons Investigator in Theoretical Physics.