theoretical and mathematical physics




Riccardo Argurio

Office O.6.114
email: Riccardo.Argurio[at]

Research interests: String theory, holography, branes at singularities; Strongly coupled gauge theories, (super)symmetry and (super)symmetry breaking; Quantum field theory, renormalization and the hierarchy problem

Personal web page

Glenn Barnich

Office O.6.216
email: Glenn.Barnich[at]

Research interests: Quantization methods for gauge field theories, BRST and Batalin-Vilkovisky formalism, algebraic approach to anomalies and renormalization, jet bundle description of local field theories, symmetries and conservation laws in gauge and gravitational theories, higer spin gauge fields, black holes, quantum gravity, monopoles, duality, asymptotically flat and (anti-) de Sitter spacetimes, Casimir physics

Personal web page

Andrès Collinucci

Office O.6.110
email: Giulio.Collinucci[at]

Research interests: Supersymmetric gauge theories in various dimensions, F-theory, algebraic geometry

Geoffrey Compère

Office O.6.101
email: Geoffrey.Compere[at]

Research interests: Gravitation, fundamental physics, black holes, gravitational waves, asymptotic symmetries, memory effects

Personal web page

Stéphane Detournay

Office O.6.116
email: Stephane.Detournay[at]

Research interests: Quantum gravity, horizon entropy, holography, black holes. In particular: holography for non-AdS spacetimes (e.g. flat space, Kerr black holes, cosmologies), deformations of AdS/CFT, connexion to non-conformal but possibly integrable field theories, lower dimensional gravity, asymptotic symmetries

Frank Ferrari

Office N.6.202
email: Frank.Ferrari[at]

Research interests: Quantum theory of fields, strings and gravity, in particular: quantum theory of black holes, SYK models, tensor and matrix-tensor models, Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity.

Marc Henneaux

Office N.5.105
email: Marc.Henneaux[at]

Research interests: Asymptotic symmetries, higher spin gauge files, E(10) hidden symmetry, 3D gravity, algebraic structure of gauge theories


Jeremìas Aguilera Damia

Office: O.6.211
email: Jeremias.Aguilera.Damia[at]

Soumyadeep Chaudhuri

Office: O.6.201
email: Soumyadeep.Chaudhuri[at]

Sudipta Dutta

Office O.6.117

Oscar Fuentealba

Office N.6.204
email: Oscar.Fuentealba[at]

Giovanni Galati

Office O.6.111
email: Giovanni.Galati[at]

Sk Jahanur Hoque

Sk Jahanur Hoque

Office O.6.212
email: jahanur.hoque[at]

Lorenzo Iacobacci

Office O.6.111
email: lorenzoiacobacci[at]
Long-term visiting researcher

Salvatore Mancani

Office O.6.111
email: Salvatore.Mancani[at]

Kévin Nguyen

Office O.6.117
email: Kevin.Nguyen2[at]

Personal web page

Jakob Salzer

Office O.6.204
email: Jakob.Salzer[at]

Luigi Tizzano

Office O.6.210
email: Luigi.Tizzano[at]

Alejandro Vilar López

Office O.6.203
email: Alejandro.Vilar.Lopez[at]


Adrien Arbalestrier

Office N.6.101
email: Adrien.Arbalestrier[at]

Gonzalo Barriga

Office N6.206
email: Gonzalo.Barriga[at]

Augustin Basilavecchia

Office N6.206
email: Augustin.Basilavecchia[at]

José Fuigeroa Silva

José Pablo Figueroa Silva

Office N.6.206
email: Jose.Figueroa.Silva[at]
Co-supervised by Stéphane Detournay (ULB - Belgium) & Julio Oliva (UdeC - Chile)

Thesis: Black hole entropy beyond AdS/CFT

Dima Fontaine

Office N.6.206
email: Dima.Fontaine[at]
Supervised by Geoffrey Compère

Thesis: Signatures of strong-field gravity at the photon ring

Lo√Įc Honet

Office N.6.203
email: Loic.Honet[at]
Supervised by Geoffrey Compère

Elise Paznokas

Office N.6.101
email: Elise.Paznokas[at]
Supervised by Riccardo Argurio

Ludovico Machet

Office O.6.202
email: Ludovico.Machet[at] / ludovico.machet[at]
Supervised by Thomas Hertog (KULeuven) & Geoffrey Compère (ULB)
Thesis: Fundamental Physics with LISA

Louan Mol

Office O.6.102
email: Louan.Mol[at]
Supervised by Andrès Collinucci & co-supervised by Riccardo Argurio

Thomas Smoes

Office N.7.204
email: Thomas.Smoes[at]
Supervised by Stéphane Detournay

Antoine Somerhausen

Antoine Somerhausen

Office N.7.204
email: Antoine.Somerhausen[at]
Supervised by Stéphane Detournay

Wendi Tan

Wendi Tan

Office N.7.201
email: Wendi.Tan[at]
Supervised by Glenn Barnich

Romain Vandepopeliere

Office O.6.102
email: Romain.Vandepopeliere[at]
Supervided by Riccardo Argurio

Quentin Vandermiers

Office N.7.205
email: Quentin.Vandermiers[at]
Supervised by Stéphane Detournay

Thesis: Black holes microscopic properties and 2-dimensional field theories


Giovanni Boldi

Office N.7.104
email: giovanni.boldi[at]
Supervised by Glenn Barnich
Thesis-abroad scholarship from University of Milan

Master thesis: Carroll scalar fields and their fundamental differences from usual scalar fields

Nathan Castet

Office N.7.104
email: nathan.castet[at]
Supervised by Riccardo Argurio
Internship: Topics in quantum field theory, generalized symmetries and black hole physics

Emilie Despontin

Office N.7.103
email: Emilie.Despontin[at]
Supervised by Stéphane Detournay

Master thesis: Asymptotic symmetries of pp-wave spacetimes

Nathan Godechal

Office N.7.103
email: Nathan.Godechal[at]
Supervised by Riccardo Argurio

Master thesis: Generalized symmetries

Clément Loup-Forest

Office N.7.104
email: clement.loup-forest[at]
Supervised by Geoffrey Compère
Internship: existence de charges sous-dominantes avec formalisme PM

Jules Mas

Office N.7.104
email: jules.mas[at]
Supervised by Marc Henneaux
Internship: structure asymptotique de la gravitation

Sébastien Robert

Office N.7.103
email: Sebastien.Robert[at]
Supervised by Geoffrey Compère

Master thesis: Definition of quadrupole in general relativity


Jay Armas

email: jarmas[at]

Nicolas Boulanger

Office (ULB) O.6.216
UMONS: Unit "Physics of the Universe, Fields and Gravitation"
email: Nicolas.Boulanger[at]

Research interests: Higher-spin gauge theories, quantization of gauge systems and (hidden) symmetries in gravity

Andrea Campoleoni

Office 0.6.210
email: Andrea.Campoleoni[at]
UMONS: Unit "Physics of the Universe, Fields and Gravitation"

Research interests: High-spin gauge theories, gravitational theories in three space-time dimensions, holography.

Nathalie Deruelle

Office N.7.202
email: deruelle[at]

Research interests: General Relativity, gravitational radiation, cosmology

Adrien Druart

Office N.6.206
email: Adrien.Druart[at]

Research interests: General relativity, gravitational waves, classical black holes, self-force and radiation reaction in general relativity, extreme mass-ratio inspirals

Gaston Giribet

email: gaston[at]

Alexander Sevrin

email: Alexandre.Sevrin[at]
Head of the department of physics and astronomy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Guest professor at the Universities of Antwerp and Leuven
Deputy Director of the International Solvay Institutes

Research interests: Strategic Research Programme: High-Energy Physics at the VUB


Fabienne DE NEYN

Office O.6.108
email: Fabienne.De.Neyn[at]
Tel: +32 (0)2 650 58 16

Hélène Kajianis


Office O.6.208
email: Helene.Kajianis[at]
Tel: +32 (0)2 650 55 83


Office O.6.207
email: Delphine.Vantighem[at]
Tel: +32 (0)2 650 57 77