Matti Raasakka

Hi there!

My name is Matti, and this is my website.

I am a researcher in theoretical physics. In 2009-2013 I conducted my PhD research in Albert Einstein Institute (Potsdam, Germany), in the group of Daniele Oriti, and received my PhD in January 2014 from Freie Universität Berlin. Here's my full CV.

My main field of research is theoretical high energy physics, and in particular the field of quantum gravity, which strives to describe the currently unknown microscopic structure of spacetime. I have written a brief introduction to the subject and some of my favorite approaches, in case of interest. Some time ago I was also invited to give an introductory lecture on quantum gravity in a physics student seminar, which can be viewed here. On the other hand, I have often found myself working on other related problems. You can find an up-to-date list of my research papers in arXiv.

In addition to quantum gravity and, more broadly, high energy physics, I also have keen interests in complex systems science, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, robotics and evolutionary theory, among other scientific topics. I have taken several online courses in order to improve my programming skills and to learn more about these fascinating mind-bending subjects.

Speaking of learning, I am also a qualified math and science teacher, naturally interested in both the pedagogy of science and the science of pedagogy. I am currently a part-time teacher at Sotungin lukio.

Let's also not forget that I sometimes write in a blog (in Finnish), where I discuss many of these favorite topics of mine.

You can also find me in Facebook, LinkedIn, ResearchGate,, Kaggle and GitHub.

Matti Raasakka,
Feb 20, 2017, 6:46 AM