Francesco Muia

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Francesco Muia

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

- Tutor at Lady Margaret College for the course "General Relativity and Cosmology" (Undergraduate), taught by Prof. Steve Balbus at University of Oxford.
- Tutor for the course "Supersymmetry" (MMathPhys), taught by Dr. Sven Krippendorf at Oxford University.

String theory is one of the most attractive branches of theoretical physics since it potentially provides a unified description of all particles and interactions. String phenomenology focuses on the connection between string theory and particle physics and cosmology. In the past, I have been involved in the study of SUSY- breaking mechanisms, non-thermal production of dark matter, production of dark radiation, reheating from moduli decay, baryogenesis and inflation in Type IIB string models. Currently, I am working on string inflation and on gravitational waves production sourced by the dynamics of string moduli.