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​I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics,
University of California, Davis, and a member of Center for ​Quantum Mathematics And Physics (QMAP).

I did my undergraduate study at Institute of Particle and Nuclear Physics of Charles University in Prague in 2008. I got the PhD degree from Princeton University in 2013 under the supervision of Nima Arkani-Hamed. Then I was a Prize postdoctoral fellow at Walter Burke Institute at Caltech. In 2015 I started as an assistant professor and founding member of QMAP at UC Davis.

My research interests are: quantum field theory, supersymmetry, and string theory. I am working on exploring new mathematical structures in scattering amplitudes, mainly in the context of maximally supersymmetric gauge theory and gravity. Recently, we found that in the planar limit of N=4 Super Yang-Mills theory the amplitudes can be calculated as volumes of Amplituhedron (see nice review in Quanta magazine). Currently I am working on the extension of this picture to other quantum field theories.

Research: My CV and list of publications.

Teaching: In the winter term 2017, I teach Physics 9B and String theory.

Workshops: Since 2016 I organize regular California Amplitudes Meetings, the first was held at UC Davis in June, the second at UCLA in October. The next one is schedule for fall 2017 at SLAC. In 2017 I organize two programs on amplitudes, in February a 2-week MITP workshop in Mainz, and in April-June the 3-month long program at KITP.

Office address:
Department of Physics,
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616 USA

Email: trnka@ucdavis.edu