Associate Professor of Theoretical Particle Physics
Helsinki Institute of Physics
P.O. Box 64 (Gustav Hällströmin katu 2)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
phone:+358 50 338 6725
fax:+358 9 191 50522
I am spending the spring of 2019 in Hamburg, Germany, part of which I am on paternal leave. I remain reachable via email (and mobile phone) for the entire duration of my absence from Helsinki.
Short bio and cv
I obtained my PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Helsinki
in 2004, and thereafter worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the
University of Washington (2004-2007), the Technical University of Vienna
(2007) as well as CERN, Geneva (2008-2009). From Switzerland I moved to
Germany and Bielefeld, where I headed a Sofja
Kovalevskaja group until August 2013. In September of the same year, I
finally returned to Helsinki to work as a Research Fellow of the Academy of Finland and lead one of
the theory projects of
the Helsinki Institute of Physics.
In September 2017, I was appointed an associate professor of theoretical
elementary particle physics at the University of Helsinki, and from July
2017 I also hold an ERC
A relatively up-to-date cv of mine can be found here.
My research revolves mostly around questions related to QCD and other quantum field theories at nonzero temperature and density. The physical systems I am interested in include the interiors of compact stars, heavy ion collisions, as well as phase transitions in the early universe, while the methods I use most frequently range from perturbation theory to effective theories and the gauge/gravity duality. I am also interested in the application of the same techniques to other physical settings, such as low-energy nuclear physics, condensed matter systems and (beyond) the Standard Model phenomenology.