Andrea PUHM

Chargée de recherche at CNRS

Laureate of an ERC Starting Grant, Horizon 2020

Research group: String Theory

Address CPHT, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau cedex, France
Phone number 01 69 33 42 35
Fax 01 69 33 49 49
Office "Aile zéro", office1022

Research interests

  • Celestial Amplitudes and Flat Space Holography
  • Asymptotic Symmetries, Soft Theorems and Celestial CFT
  • Black Holes and the Information Paradox
  • Quantum Information, AdS/CFT and Black Hole Microstates
  • Gravitational Aspects of String Theory


Past Appointments

  • 2016-2017: Black Hole Initiative Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.
  • 2013-2016: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA.



  • 2010-2013: PhD in Theoretical Physics, IPhT-CEA/Saclay and UPMC (Paris 6), France.
  • 2004-2010: Diplomstudium Technische Physik, Vienna University of Technology, Austria.
  • 2008: Erasmus Programme, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • 2006-2007: Summer Student/Internship: ASACUSA Experiment at CERN & Stefan Meyer Institute for Subatomic Physics, Vienna, Austria.

Honors and Awards

PhD thesis

"Black Holes in String Theory: Guides to Quantum Gravity", PhD advisor: Iosif Bena, defense: 4 July 2013, PhD degree from Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6).