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Damian studied Physics at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After graduating in 2012, he did his PhD at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the University of Western Ontario in Canada, under supervision of Professors Alex Buchel and Rob Myers. He graduated in 2016, after which he held a postdoctoral position at the String Theory group in the University of Amsterdam. In 2019, he joined King’s as a Research Associate. He was awarded the bronze prize at the STEM for Britain 2020 competition held at the Houses of Parliament. In 2021, he was awarded the UKRI Stephen Hawking fellowship in recognition of high-quality research and skills to communicate complex scientific ideas through a programme of public engagement.

Research interests

Damian’s research interests are focused on understanding the emergent nature of spacetime in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Damian uses techniques from condensed-matter and quantum information theory to assess the quantum origin of black hole horizons. Recently, he has been particularly interested in understanding expanding spacetimes. Due to this expansion, observers in these spacetimes are surrounded by a cosmological event horizon. Damian’s efforts are focused on creating a framework to probe these cosmological event horizons from a holographic perspective.

Damian has also been interested in other time-dependent scenarios such as far-from-equilibrium dynamics. Particularly, in understanding universal features in the time evolution of quantum systems after quantum quenches.


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