Gemma De las Cuevas

(My previous name was Gemma De las Cuevas)

I am an Associate Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and the PI of this group.

I work on trying to understand the reach of universality & undecidability across disciplines. A good entry point to this topic may be this recent TEDx talk or this essay. Our latest work is this framework for universality in physics, computer science and beyond.

I also work on some mathematical physics topics, mainly related with the interaction between the multiplicity of systems and positivity, e.g. concerning border ranks. A good entry point to this topic may be this recent overview talk and this recent paper with Tim Netzer. Other fun things include this work on the halos of quantum states, and these invitations to quantum magic squares in The Science Breaker or Quanta magazine.

I am also interested in metaphysics.

I am writing a book which is a text at the intersection of physics, philosophy and poetry. It's neither fiction nor non-fiction.

You can find things under sharing (knowledge) and in the research site of our group. I also share some of what I'm up to on Twitter.