Associate Professor School of Sciences

Personal Profile

Research Interests
Classical and Quantum Gravity
Quantum Field Theory
Classical and Quantum Black Holes
Physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics
Theoretical Astrophysics

Professional Experience
2016--Ongoing, Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technoology, Shenzhen, China
2012--2016, Associate Professor, Department of Physics and Center for Field Theory and Particle Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2012--2016, Group Leader, Classical and Quantum Gravity Group, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
2008--2012, Post-Doc Fellowship, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Waterloo, Canada
2005--2007, Post-Doc Fellowship, Department of Physics, Bologna, Italy
2004-2005, Post-Doc Fellowship, Centre di Physique Theorique of the Centre National de la Recherche (C.N.R.S), Marseille, France
2004-2004, Post-Doc Fellowship, Department of Physics, Torino University, Italy

Educational Background
2001--2004, PhD in theoretical physics, Department of Physics, Torino University, Italy
1995-2000, Master and "Laurea" (Bachelor of Science) in Physics at University of Pisa, Italy

Honors & Reward
Type B Talent for the Peacock Plan by Shenzhen Government

Selected Publications

A. S. Koshelev, L. Modesto, L. Rachwal and A. A. Starobinsky, "Occurrence of exact R^2 inflation in non-local UV-complete gravity,’' JHEP 1611, 067 (2016) [arXiv:1604.03127 [hep-th]].

S. Giaccari, L. Modesto, L. Rachwal and Y. Zhu, "Finite Entanglement Entropy of Black Holes,’' arXiv:1512.06206 [hep-th].

L. Modesto, M. Piva and L. Rachwal, "Finite quantum gauge theories,'' Phys. Rev. D 94, no. 2, 025021 (2016) [arXiv:1506.06227 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto and S. Tsujikawa, "Non-local massive gravity,'' Phys. Lett. B 727, 48 (2013) [arXiv:1307.6968 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto, Super-renormalizable Quantum Gravity,’' Phys. Rev. D 86, 044005 (2012)[arXiv:1107.2403 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto and L. Rachwal, "Finite Conformal Quantum Gravity and Nonsingular Spacetimes,’’ arXiv:1605.04173 [hep-th].

L. Modesto and L. Rachwal, "Super-renormalizable and finite gravitational theories,’' Nucl. Phys. B 889, 228 (2014) [arXiv:1407.8036 [hep-th]].

P. Dona, S. Giaccari, L. Modesto, L. Rachwal and Y. Zhu, "Scattering amplitudes in super-renormalizable gravity,'' JHEP 1508, 038 (2015) [arXiv:1506.04589 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto and I. L. Shapiro, "Superrenormalizable quantum gravity with complex ghosts,'' Phys. Lett. B 755, 279 (2016) [arXiv:1512.07600 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto, Super-renormalizable or finite Lee-Wick quantum gravity,'' Nucl. Phys. B 909, 584 (2016) [arXiv:1602.02421 [hep-th]].

C. Bambi, L. Modesto and L.Rachwal, "Spacetime completeness of non-singular black holes in conformal gravity,’’ [arXiv:1611.00865 [gr-qc]].

Y. D. Li, L. Modesto, and L. Rachwał, "Exact solutions and spacetime singularities in nonlocal gravity,'' JHEP 1512, 173 (2015)[arXiv:1506.08619 [hep-th]].

L. Modesto and L. Rachwał, "Universally finite gravitational and gauge theories,'' Nucl. Phys. B 900, 147 (2015) [arXiv:1503.00261 [hep-th]].

G.~Calcagni and L.~Modesto, "Nonlocal quantum gravity and M-theory,'' Phys. Rev. D 91, no. 12, 124059 (2015) [arXiv:1404.2137 [hep-th]].


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