Tools to Carve out Conformal Field Theories

Massimo Taronna
Faculty of Sciences

Massimo Taronna has been a researcher at the department of theoretical and mathematical physics, led by Marc Henneaux, since 2015. He was just awarded a Marie Skłodowska-Curie EU scholarship, which will let him spend two years at Princeton (USA) before returning to Brussels for one year.

His research studies the fundamental forces of nature (electromagnetism, strong and weak nuclear forces, gravitation), aiming in particular at understanding how to develop a consistent quantum theory of gravitation: this is one of today's main challenges in physics. For his TcCFT project, he follows an approach based on string theory and on higher-spin gauge field theories. Using holographic correspondence, Massimo Taronna will shed new light on the problem of coherent interaction and of locality in higher-spin gauge field theories, which are crucial topics for the development of an adequate physics theory.

End of the projet: 24/09/2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 747228
Created on August 6, 2018