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Ana-Maria Raclariu

Lecturer in Theoretical Physics

Research interests

  • Mathematics

Biography

Dr Ana-Maria Raclariu is a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics in the Department of Mathematics, King's College London.

Her research covers a range of topics in classical and quantum gravity, with a focus on holographic aspects of gravity in asymptotically flat spacetimes. One of her research goals is to uncover the properties of holographic "celestial" conformal field theories in which universal properties of real world gravitational systems including black holes can be studied.

Ana received a BA in Natural Sciences and a MMath from the University of Cambridge. She completed her PhD at Harvard University in 2020 under the supervision of Professor Andrew Strominger. She was a Stephen Hawking postdoctoral fellow at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and a Heising Simons and MCSA postdoctoral fellow at the University of Amsterdam before joining King’s College in 2024. She is an affiliate member of the Heising Simons collaboration on Observational Signatures of Quantum Gravity.

Research 

  • Asymptotic symmetry algebras
  • Celestial holography
  • Gauge/gravity correspondence
  • Infrared aspects of scattering amplitudes
  • Memory effects and observational signatures of quantum gravity

Ana leads research in the field of classical and quantum gravity. Her focus is on gravity in 3+1 dimensional asymptotically flat spacetimes which are used to describe large regions of our universe, including isolated sources of gravitational radiation such as black holes.

Ana’s recent work revolves around infinite symmetry algebras in 3+1 dimensional asymptotically flat spacetimes, their relation to infrared gravitational observables such as memory effects, and their implications for gravitational scattering problems. In addressing these questions, she uses tools from conformal field theory, effective field theory and the gauge/gravity correspondence

Research

Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Physics

The group is at the forefront of research in supersymmetry, string and M- theory and related areas.

Research

Theoretical Physics
Theoretical Physics

The group is at the forefront of research in supersymmetry, string and M- theory and related areas.