I am a Research Associate in the High Energy Physics group of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP) at the University of Cambridge, where I am also an affiliate of St John’s College.

My interests involve a number of areas of quantum field theory and string/M-theory. Most recently, I have been looking into the use of non-Lorentzian Lagrangians towards a better understanding of superconformal gauge theories. Both in this work and more broadly, I am interested in the role of topological solitons in quantum field theory, particularly in the enhancement of symmetries.

Other interests include precision holographic approaches towards six-dimensional SCFTs, and the ever-growing intersection between Machine Learning and Theoretical Physics.

Background

PhD in Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, 2021

King's College London

BA and MMath in Mathematics, 2017

St John's College, University of Cambridge

- rishim@me.com
- Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, CB3 0WA