My work lies at the interface between general relativity, quantum field theory and thermodynamics. The main objective of my research is to understand the quantum nature of space-time. To address this question I investigate fundamental puzzles in theoretical physics that range from the description of the primordial state of the universe to the late stages of black hole evaporation. The phenomenon of quantum entanglement plays a central role in these investigations. Furthermore, the ideas and methods involved in my work are also relevant to a wide range of phenomena, from experiments on cold atoms to the rapid thermalization of quark-gluon plasmas. My research strategy is to profit from the cross-fertilization between these diverse areas.
- Entanglement in quantum gravity
- Loop quantum gravity and spinfoams
- Black hole entropy and the information puzzle
- Quantum cosmology and the very early universe
- Thermalization in isolated quantum systems