For the time being I am also still Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science of the
University of Neuchâtel
(the Neuchâtel theory group having merged with the Bern group and moved to Bern in August 2008).
[Until September 2013 I was the Physics Head/Director of Studies (Studien- und Prüfungsleiter Physik).
Please address enquiries about physics studies, exams etc to my successor, Professor Adrian Jäggi
( adrian.jaeggi (at) aiub.unibe.ch )]
Research Interests
My research interests include, in general,
String Theory and Quantum Gravity
General Relativity
Topological Field Theory
Geometrical and Topological Aspects of QFT
and more recently, and specifically,
Plane Waves and Penrose Limits in Supergravity and String
Theory
Singularities and Time-dependent Backgrounds in Quantum Gravity
Geometry of Schrödinger Space-Times and Holography
Black Holes and Horizon Shells
Publications and Lecture Notes
If you want to know more about this, take a look at my
I have written lecture notes on a variety of different topics over the
years. Since some of them appear to be quite popular (in particular the lecture notes on
General Relativity) I am making them available again: