Postdoctoral Researcher at Université Libre de Bruxelles


My research interests are in High-Energy Theoretical Physics, particularly in holography broadly understoodI completed my PhD in Physics in August 2016 at the National University of La Plata, Argentina, under the supervision of Diego Correa (mthesis was titled "Integrability in the AdS/CFT correspondence"). I then worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Basic Science (South Korea), from September 2016 to February 2018.


Funding and Awards


* 5-year PhD. fellowship.  2012 - 2016. 
   National Commission for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET).

Joaquín V González Award. 2012
   Government prize to the highest ranked graduates.
  
Research training grant for university students. 2010-2011.
   Buenos Aires Province Scientific Research Comission (CICPBA).

* Grant for young talents in basic sciences. 2008.
   Buenos Aires Province Scientific Research Comission (CICPBA).

Summer school 
fellowship. 2008.
   Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).

International Collegiate Programming Contest.  2009 & 2010.  
   World Finalist, 2009 & 2010 
   Honourable mention, awarded by Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).


Research Papers & Preprints


Phys. Rev. E 97, 022125 (2018), 8 pp.


with Tatsuo Azeyanagi and Frank Ferrari
arXiv:1707.03431 [hep-th] (2017)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 061602 (2018), 6 pp.

PhD Thesis

with Diego H. Correa,
arXiv:1510.02345 [hep-th] (2015)
JHEP 1511 (2015) 060, 12 pp.  

3. Cusped Wilson lines in symmetric representations,
with Diego H. Correa,  Diego Trancanelli,
with Z. Bajnok, J. Balog, D. Correa, A. Hegedus, G. Zsolt Toth, 
arXiv:1312.4258 [hep-th] (2013)
JHEP 1403 (2014) 056, 32 pp.

1. D5-brane boundary reflection factors,
with Diego H. Correa.  
arXiv:1301.3412  [hep-th] (2013)
JHEP 1305 (2013) 095, 32 pp.
 

Talks


12. University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, UIC, May 2018

11. Séminaire de Physique Théorique, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium, 12/2017

10. Séminaire de Physique Théorique, IHES, Paris 12/2017

9. Asia Pacific Center for Theoretical Physics (APCTP), Pohang, Korea 10/2017 

8. 
Physics Department Seminar, National University of La Plata, Argentina 10/2017

7. 
Topics in Theoretical Physics,  National University of La Plata, Argentina 12/2016

6. PhD. student meeting, La Plata Institute for Physics, Argentina. 10/2015

5. 63rd Strings@ar meeting, La Plata Institute for Physics, Argentina.  6/2015

4. Department of Theoretical Physics seminar, Eotvos University, Hungary.  2/2015
 
3. Integrability group journal club, Perimeter Institute, Canada.  9/2014

2. PhD. student meeting, La Plata Institute for Physics, Argentina. 10/2013

1. Dalitz Seminar in Fundamental Physics, Oxford Physics Department, United Kingdom.  6/2013


Short research visits


Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
Visitor at the Department of Physics, three weeks. (2017) 

* Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Budapest, Hungary.
Visitor at the Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, three weeks. (2015)

* South American Institute for Fundamental Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
 Program on Integrability, Holography and the Conformal Bootstrap, one month. (2015)

* Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada. 
Visiting Graduate Fellow, four months. (2013 & 2014)

* South American Institute for Fundamental Research, Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
Program on Amplitudes and Correlation Functions, two weeks. (2013)


Teaching


I began teaching in 2007 in the Mathematics Department of the National University of La Plata as a Teaching Assistant. Soon after I joined the Physics Department also as a Teaching Assistant. A list of the courses I have taught can be seen below.

In Physics: as a Teaching Assistant (2008 - 2016)

* General Relativity, 

* Statistical Mechanics,

* Analytical Mechanics, 

* Physics I, II & III


In Mathematics: as a Teaching Assistant (2007 - 2010)

* Calculus I & II 


Other institutions: as lecturer one/two week courses on Competitive Programming:


* Universidad de Ciencias Informaticas, La Habana, Cuba (2015)

Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina (2015)

Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina (2014) 

Universidad Catolica San Pablo, Arequipa, Peru (2013)

Universidade Federal de Campina Grande, Paraıba, Brazil (2013)

Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil (2012 & 2013)

Universidad Nacional de Asuncion, Asuncion, Paraguay (2012)

     


Other Programming Experience



* International Collegiate Programming Contest.
2011 - present
Organizer, problem-setter and member of the jury for ACM-ICPC South American Regional Contest


* Argentinian Programming Tournament.
2011 - present
Organizer, director of problem-setting committee and member of the jury


More

Here is my Inspire profile.
Programming: proficient with C/C++, Mathematica and Python.
Languages: Spanish (native), English & French (fluent), Portuguese (intermediate).

My email is fidel.s (at) gmail (dot) com