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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Career

  • Since 2019: PhD student, DAMTP, University of Cambridge
  • 2019: Visitor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, Heidelberg University and ICTP Trieste
  • 2015-2018: MSc Physics, Heidelberg University
  • 2016-2017: MASt Applied Mathematics, Part III, University of Cambridge
  • 2012-2015: BSc Physics, Heidelberg University

Research interests

My research interests include in particular string phenomenology, quantum gravity, cosmology and non-perturbative aspects of QFT. Specifically, I work on higher-derivative corrections in string theory and their effects on EFTs from compactifications to lower dimensions. Moreover, I study vacuum transitions in field theories with gravity and their implications on early universe cosmology. In a different context, I apply methods from Machine Learning, Search Optimisation and Topological Data Science to study the landscape of string theory vacua.

Teaching

In Cambridge: 

  • Standard Model example classes, Lent term 2021
  • Advanced Quantum Field Theory example classes, Lent term 2021
  • Drop in session Advanced Quantum Field Theory, Lent term 2021
  • Part III Seminar Series, Michaelmas term 2020
  • Standard Model example classes, Lent term 2020

In Heidelberg: Classical Mechanics, Mathematical Methods, Electrodynamics, Quantum Mechanics

Publications

From SPIRES: http://inspirehep.net/search?p=exactauthor%3AA.Schachner.1&sf=earliestdate

From the arXiv: https://arxiv.org/search/?searchtype=author&query=Schachner%2C+A

 

Publications

Systematics of type IIB moduli stabilisation with odd axions
M Cicoli, A Schachner, P Shukla
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2022)
2022,
3
The Standard Model quiver in de Sitter string compactifications
M Cicoli, I García Etxebarria, F Quevedo, A Schachner, P Shukla, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2021)
2021,
109
Systematics of the $α'$ Expansion in F-Theory
M Cicoli, F Quevedo, R Savelli, A Schachner, R Valandro
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2021)
2021,
99
Searching the landscape of flux vacua with genetic algorithms
A Cole, A Schachner, G Shiu
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2019)
2019,
45
Large field ranges from aligned and misaligned winding
A Hebecker, D Junghans, A Schachner
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2019)
2019,
192
Universal scaling of unequal-time correlation functions in ultracold Bose gases far from equilibrium
A Schachner, AP Orioli, J Berges
– Physical Review A
(2017)
95,
053605
Probing the Structure of String Theory Vacua with Genetic Algorithms and Reinforcement Learning
A Cole, S Krippendorf, A Schachner, G Shiu
A Database of Calabi-Yau Orientifolds and the Size of D3-Tadpoles
C Crinò, F Quevedo, A Schachner, R Valandro
Type IIB at eight derivatives: insights from Superstrings, Superfields and Superparticles
JT Liu, R Minasian, R Savelli, A Schachner

Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B0.40