Alexander Ochirov Landau Research Fellow
Quantum field theory, scattering amplitudes, gauge theory, general relativity, black holes and higher spins.
Dr Alexander Ochirov is a Landau Research Fellow at the London Institute. He studied at St Petersburg State University with secondments to CERN, and obtained his PhD from Ecole Polytechnique, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize. Since then, he has worked at Edinburgh University, at ETH Zurich, where he held the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship, and at Oxford University. Ochirov’s main area of expertise is scattering amplitudes in quantum field theory, but his research topics range from the physics of strongly interacting elementary particles, or quantum chromodynamics, to gravitationally interacting celestial objects such as black holes, and, most recently, higher-spin composite particles. In the course of his travels, Ochirov gives talks to schools as part of the Lecturers without Borders project.