I am a theoretical physicist working currently as a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. My research concerns conformal field theories and string theory.

I am particularly interested in applications to world-sheet methods in string theory and the AdS3/CFT2 correspondence. I also explore more mathematical aspects such as W-algebras or moonshine phenomena.

I was previously a PhD student at ETH Zurich under the supervision of Matthias Gaberdiel. My thesis was entitled "Strings on AdS3" and explored various aspects of AdS3/CFT2. It proposed an exact version of such a duality which can be proved and made rigorous.



elorenz [at] ias [dot] edu


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