Sam Whittington Research Affiliate

Sam Whittington is a mathematician and theoretical physicist working toward a PhD that focuses on Lorentzian Kac–Moody algebras and their uses in quantum fields and string theory. In previous research at Imperial College London, his work focused on computational simulations and searches for emergent spacetime in theories of quantum gravity. In addition to theoretical and computational physics, Sam has a keen interest in cyber security, computer science and software development and has worked on several machine-learning models and web apps. He is currently working on a project to help researchers find research relevant to their own, especially in areas of literature they may not be so familiar in.


United Kingdom

Institutional Affiliation

City, University of London

Research Topics & Interests

  • Kac–Moody Algebras
  • Integrable Field Theories
  • Conformal Field Theories
  • String Theory