MODESTO, Leonardo
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Classical and Quantum Gravity
Quantum Field Theory
Classical and Quantum Black Holes
Physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics
Theoretical Astrophysics

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

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

Honors & Reward
Type B Talent for the Peacock Plan by Shenzhen Government

Selected Publications
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]].
S. Giaccari, L. Modesto, L. Rachwal and Y. Zhu, "Finite Entanglement Entropy of Black Holes,’' arXiv:1512.06206 [hep-th].
L. Modesto, M. Piva and L. Rachwal, "Finite quantum gauge theories,'' Phys. Rev. D 94, no. 2, 025021 (2016) [arXiv:1506.06227 [hep-th]].
L. Modesto and S. Tsujikawa, "Non-local massive gravity,'' Phys. Lett. B 727, 48 (2013) [arXiv:1307.6968 [hep-th]].
L. Modesto, Super-renormalizable Quantum Gravity,’' Phys. Rev. D 86, 044005 (2012)[arXiv:1107.2403 [hep-th]].
L. Modesto and L. Rachwal, "Finite Conformal Quantum Gravity and Nonsingular Spacetimes,’’ arXiv:1605.04173 [hep-th].
L. Modesto and L. Rachwal, "Super-renormalizable and finite gravitational theories,’' Nucl. Phys. B 889, 228 (2014) [arXiv:1407.8036 [hep-th]].
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]].
L. Modesto and I. L. Shapiro, "Superrenormalizable quantum gravity with complex ghosts,'' Phys. Lett. B 755, 279 (2016) [arXiv:1512.07600 [hep-th]].
L. Modesto, Super-renormalizable or finite Lee-Wick quantum gravity,'' Nucl. Phys. B 909, 584 (2016) [arXiv:1602.02421 [hep-th]].
C. Bambi, L. Modesto and L.Rachwal, "Spacetime completeness of non-singular black holes in conformal gravity,’’ [arXiv:1611.00865 [gr-qc]].
Y. D. Li, L. Modesto, and L. Rachwał, "Exact solutions and spacetime singularities in nonlocal gravity,'' JHEP 1512, 173 (2015)[arXiv:1506.08619 [hep-th]].
L. Modesto and L. Rachwał, "Universally finite gravitational and gauge theories,'' Nucl. Phys. B 900, 147 (2015) [arXiv:1503.00261 [hep-th]].
G.~Calcagni and L.~Modesto, "Nonlocal quantum gravity and M-theory,'' Phys. Rev. D 91, no. 12, 124059 (2015) [arXiv:1404.2137 [hep-th]].