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Dr Sameer Murthy

Murthy SameerTelephone: +44 020 7848 2219


Office: S4.22

Title: Reader in Theoretical Physics



Sameer graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and got his PhD at Princeton University under the supervision of Nathan Seiberg. He subsequently held a research position at the Abdus Salam ICTP Trieste, a Marie Curie fellowship at the University of Paris, and a senior post-doctoral research position at Nikhef Amsterdam where he was awarded the NWO VIDI research grant by the Dutch organization for scientific research.  In September 2013 he moved to King's college as a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics. He was promoted to Reader in October 2016.

Research Interests

Sameer's research interests lie broadly in quantum field theory and string theory, and their interactions with mathematics.  Some particular topics of interest are:

  • Quantum aspects of black holes

  • Exact results in supersymmetric field theory and supergravity

  • Automorphic forms and, in particular, Mock modular forms

  • Non-perturbative spectrum of states in string theory

  • Non-rational conformal field theories in two dimensions and their applications in string theory

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