Who Am I?

I call myself a String Theorist, someone who describes the world in terms of subatomic lengths of string that move in ten dimensions (nine of space and one of time),

But in practice I’m more of a Particle Theorist, describing the world not in terms of short lengths of string but rather with particles that each occupy a single point in space,

More specifically, I’m an Amplitudeologist, part of a trendy new tribe including the likes of Zvi Bern, Lance Dixon, Nima Arkani-Hamed, John Joseph Carrasco (jjmc on twitter), and sometimes Sheldon Cooper,

In terms of my career, I’m a Postdoc, a journeyman compared to the apprentices of grad school, traveling from one short research position to another in search of fame and fortune,

And what do I work on? Things like these.


This is a blog about my work, my thoughts, and anything I think is interesting enough to post. I’ll try to aim things to a general audience: the hope is that someday the things I’m talking about will be as well known as electrons and protons! So please, drop by and hear about the trials and tribulations of four gravitons and a postdoc.






This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 793151.

7 thoughts on “Who Am I?

  1. Dilaton

    Hi Matt,

    I have just found your nice blog via your great Ars Technica article 🙂
    You are obviously not only an awesome theoretical physicist to be, but a great writer too !
    Very cool things you are working on, I am curious about what will come out of this in the future …


  2. paul.kovacs

    Quick Q, if there are gravitons, how-many are there (as in 4 gauge bosons for electroweak, 8 gluons . . so howmany gravitons)? I know that you gauge SO(4) or something like that . . (from being a PP back in the 1990s . .).


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