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I am a theoretical physicist with a strong interest in related mathematics. Specifically, my interests are Quantum Field Theories (supersymmetric and otherwise), String/M Theory and aspects of Representation Theory. While it is almost tautological to say that Quantum Field Theories and Representation Theory are closely related, it turns out that we are discovering some very new aspects of this relationship. Exciting times!

The set of current problems that I think about include (but is not limited to) : classification of defects in 4d (S)QFTs and the role of endoscopic data in such classifications, six dimensional constructions using the theory X[j] and AdS/CFT for 4d N=2 theories. For more on these subjects, see my dissertation.

I am currently a postdoc associated with the ** Particles, Strings, and the Early Universe** research group.

My publications can be obtained from INSPIRE .

- The Langlands Dual Group and Electric Magnetic Duality - A short talk given at New Fellows meeting at DESY, Hamburg. The talk is mostly motivational/historical in nature, but I have emphasized some aspects that are traditionally not placed in the foreground of a physics discussion on Electric Magnetic Duality.

I have a page that collects literature on the gauge theory approach to the Geometric Langlands Program.

The site is based on the website for the elinks project .