The Anous group

Welcome to my group’s webpage, where you can find out about current and past members , research and teaching activities, events, and openings .


One of the landmark pursuits of theoretical physics is to quantize the gravitational interaction. String theory provides a perturbative approach, but requires extra particles, symmetries, and spacetime dimensions. Worst of all, string theory fails as a framework in expanding spacetimes—and it just so happens that our universe is expanding at an exponential rate .

Luckily, string theory has led to the development of holographic dualities, such as the AdS/CFT correspondence (learn about it here ), which posits that spacetime physics emerges as a strong-coupling, many-body limit of quantum systems that do not interact gravitationally.

My research aims to understand how spacetime horizon physics is encoded using such dualities, and explore models that incorporate the expansion of spacetime. Some approaches that I have taken in the past include:

Meet the team



Tarek Anous (طارق عانوس)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) | UKRI Future Leaders Fellow

Graduate Students

Office Address

  • School of Mathematical Sciences
    Queen Mary University of London
    Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS
  • We are located between the Stepney Green and Mile End tube stops