# New member: Prof. Victor Gorbenko (EPFL)

### 11 May 2022

We welcome our new SwissMAP member Prof. Victor Gorbenko (EPFL).

He is joining the the five SwissMAP projects: Geometry, Topology and Physics, Quantum Systems, Statistical Mechanics, String Theory and Field Theory.

In his research he uses the methods of Quantum Field Theory, broadly defined, to solve fundamental problems in particle physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. Particular topics of current interest include: perturbative and non-perturbative dynamics in de Sitter spacetime, application of holography to cosmology, toy models of quantum gravity, confinement in gauge theories, as well as properties of strongly-coupled RG flows with an eye on potential applications to the hierarchy problem.