Leonardo Modesto Associate Professor


Office:College of Science P4108

Research Areas

  • Classical and Quantum Gravity
  • Quantum Field Theory
  • Classical and Quantum Black Holes

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

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 

Selected Publication

1) 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]].

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

3) 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]].

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

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