Central European Institute for Cosmology and Fundamental Physics

Orestis Vasilakis

PhD:  University of Southern California, 2015
2017-  Institute of Physics, Czech Academy of Sciences; Postdoc 
2015-17 University of Oviedo; Postdoc
Email: infvynxvf@smh.pm
Address: Office 221
Na Slovance 1999/2
182 21 Praha 8, Czech Republic

My general area of interest is that of quantum gravity and specifically string theory. Within string theory I am using the tools provided by holography and supergravity to study black hole physics and strongly coupled systems. So far our understanding of black hole physics comes with puzzles, like the information paradox, that remain unresolved for several decades. Understanding the quantum nature of black holes will allow us to shed light on these puzzles and consequently provides a very strong consistency check to candidate theories of quantum gravity.

Strongly coupled systems are systems with constituents that interact strongly and thus can not be studied by applying perturbation theory. In general these can be novel field theories in diverse dimensions and manifolds without Lagrangian description or field theories that capture certain aspects of QCD and various condensed matter systems. By making use of holography we can reformulate these theories that don't contain gravity to theories of quantum gravity in one dimension more and thus gain access to their properties.

Selected Publications

For a complete list of publications see INSPIRE-HEP.