Andrea Campoleoni

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Research interests: higher-spin gauge theories; gravitational theories in three space-time dimensions; asymptotic symmetries; gravitational waves.

Bio sketch: I grew up in Luino, Italy, and I studied physics at the University of Pisa and at Scuola Normale Superiore, where I was admitted as “Allievo Ordinario”. In 2009 I obtained a PhD in Physics from Scuola Normale Superiore, working under the supervision of Augusto Sagnotti. I then held postdoctoral fellowships at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics of Potsdam (Germany), at the Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) and at ETH Zurich (Switzerland). In 2018 I joined the University of Mons as tenured research associate of the F.R.S.-FNRS. In 2015 I was the recipient of the Renato Musto Award for Theoretical Physics and in 2019 I was awarded a FNRS incentive grant in scientific research – MIS.
My research mainly focuses on higher-spin theories, that is, on gauge theories involving fields with spin greater than two, and on gravitational theories in three space-time dimensions. Within these frameworks, I extensively worked on the characterisation of asymptotic symmetries in the presence of higher-spin fields.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Statistical Physics (BAC3)
  • General Relativity (MA1)
  • Advanced Topics in Gravitation (MA2)

Selected publications:

  • A. Campoleoni and S. Pekar, Carrollian and Galilean conformal higher-spin algebras in any dimensions, JHEP 02 (2022), 150 [arXiv:2110.07794 [hep-th]].
  • A. Campoleoni, D. Francia and C. Heissenberg, On asymptotic symmetries in higher dimensions for any spin, JHEP 12 (2020) 129 [arXiv:2011.04420 [hep-th]].
  • A. Campoleoni, H. Gonzalez, B. Oblak, M. Riegler, BMS Modules in Three Dimensions, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 31 (2016) no.12, 1650068 [arXiv:1603.03812 [hep-th]].
  • A. Campoleoni, S. Fredenhagen, S. Pfenninger, S. Theisen, Asymptotic symmetries of three-dimensional gravity coupled to higher-spin fields, JHEP 11 (2010) 007 [arXiv:1008.4744 [hep-th]].
  • A. Campoleoni, D. Francia, J. Mourad and A. Sagnotti, Unconstrained Higher Spins of Mixed Symmetry. I. Bose Fields, Nucl. Phys. B 815 (2009) 289-367 [arXiv:0810.4350 [hep-th]].


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