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Sameer graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, and got his PhD at Princeton University under the supervision of Professor 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 organisation for scientific research. In 2015 he was awarded the prestigious ERC consolidator grant to lead a research team working on a research project involving quantum gravity, black holes, and modular forms. He moved to King's College London as a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics in September 2013, where he is currently Professor of Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.

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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