I am a University Assistant in Theoretical High-Energy Physics at the Technical University of Vienna (Austria). Before that, I was a Post-doc at Harvard University (USA) (Black Hole Initiative & Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature).


My research interests include:

  • Asymptotic symmetries and charges in General Relativity: 
    Bondi-Metzner-Sachs symmetries for asymptotically flat space-times and their extensions, as well as their relationship with gravitational memory effects

  • Black hole physics:  near-horizon symmetries, entropy, soft hair

  • Celestial holography, i.e. the recent proposal of 
    reconsidering the S-matrix as a correlation function in a celestial two-dimensional CFT which aims towards a formulation of flat space holographyconformally soft particles;

  • Other topics: three-dimensional gravity and its massive deformations,  warped deformations of AdS spaces, cosmological horizons, membrane paradigm, non-relativistic physics (Carroll),...



Technische Universität Wien
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8-10/136

1040 Vienna, Austria


Tel: (+43) 681 20885223


Email: laura.donnay@tuwien.ac.at