Dr Andrew Svesko
Andy received his PhD in Physics from Arizona State University in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Maulik Parikh. Upon graduating, he became an It from Qubit research fellow, based in University College London. Andy joined the Theoretical Physics group at King’s College London in 2023.
Andy’s research interests primarily lie in understanding aspects of quantum gravity. This includes studying black hole thermodynamics, gravitational holography, and how (semi-) classical gravity can be viewed as an emergent phenomenon. Another aim of his is to use insights from black hole physics and AdS/CFT to develop a holographic/microscopic description of cosmological spacetimes that undergo phases of accelerated expansion, e.g., de Sitter space.
Some of the theoretical tools and frameworks Andy uses in his research include:
- Gravitational holography, entanglement entropy, and complexity
- Braneworld holography
- Covariant phase space methods
- Lower-dimensional models of (quantum) gravity
- 1-loop partition functions
Andy’s other areas of interest include: string theoretic origins of modified gravity, Weyl double-copy, and quantum foundations.
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