# Andrei Constantin

# Andrei Constantin

Stephen Hawking Fellow in Theoretical Physics

I did my undergraduate studies in Physics in Bremen, Germany, followed by an MSc in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics at LMU Munich. In 2009 I came to Oxford to study for a DPhil in Theoretical Physics, which I finished in 2013 with a thesis on *Heterotic String Models on Smooth Calabi-Yau Threefolds*. After this I stayed on in Oxford for another year as PDRA. Between 2014-2018 I held a postdoctoral position at the University of Uppsala.

My research area is the mathematics and physics of String Theory. String theory has had a profound impact on the development of mathematics and physics. It has also entered the collective consciousness as a forefront area of research with profound implications for the way in which we think about the world. Over the years I have worked on a number of problems motivated by the aspiration to connect string theory to physical phenomena. I have constructed the largest data set of standard-like models in string theory and studied a wide range of phenomenology topics in the context of string-derived grand unified theories. More recently I have uncovered a class of quasi-topological formulae for line bundle cohomology, underpinning the realisation of string theory solutions that unify all known forms of matter and forces.