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Max Planck Institut fur Physik
Dr Dimitris Skliros
Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik
Theory Department, office 312
Fohringer Ring 6
D-80805 Munich, Germany

phone: +49 89 32354 304
email: skliros@mpp.mpg.de



Overview:

Dimitri is a high energy theoretical physicist and string theorist.

As of Oct 2017 he is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Physics (MPI) in Munich. He is also an associate member of the Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat (LMU) in Munich. He earned his DPhil at the University of Sussex in 2011 and has previously held postdoctoral research positions at the University of Nottingham and King's College London.



Current Research Interests:

Gravity is the least well understood force of nature, being famous for its (at least perturbative) incompatibility with the laws of quantum mechanics. The central question underlying my research is 'what aspects of classical gravity emerge out of quantum superstring theory and what aspects do not'. Very generally, coherent states enable one to study the emergence of classicality out of quantum mechanics. This should therefore also be true in string theory, where in particular the corresponding coherent states are inherently non-perturbative and non-local from a spacetime viewpoint.

Together with Gia Dvali and Dieter Luest at MPI, I am conducting a large and detailed in-depth study of coherent states in string theory and quantum field theory. Some of the key questions of current interest are:

  • Emergence of classicality (e.g. geometry) out of quantum gravity
  • Emergence of non-perturbative physics (e.g. black holes) out of superstring perturbation theory
  • Closed string background shifts (tadpole cancellation, perturbation theory around shifted vacua, etc)
  • Role of entanglement in emergence of spacetime


  • Publications:

    My list of publications can be found here


    Last update: December 2017