Edward Hirst Visitor
String theory, gauge theory, algebraic geometry and machine learning.
Edward Hirst is a visiting researcher at the London Institute. He studied theoretical physics at Imperial College London and is now studying for his PhD at City, University of London under the supervision of Professor Yang-Hui He with support from STFC. He examines mathematical objects within theoretical physics, focusing on those related to string and gauge theories as well as the related algebraic geometry, in particular Calabi-Yau manifolds. His current work centres on applications of a variety of techniques from machine learning to databases of these objects, with the aim of uncovering interesting phenomena and interrelations.