Sal graduated from Boston University in 2020 with a BA with honors in physics and an MA in physics. As a recipient of a Churchill Scholarship, he will be spending the 2020-2021 academic year at the University of Cambridge, working towards an MPhil (a research-based master's degree) in physics. He was accepted to MIT's physics Ph.D. program with funding from an NSF GRF, which he will begin in the fall of 2021.
Sal's research interests are in quantum condensed matter systems that act as mini-universes with emergent low-energy properties drastically different from those of the standard model. He performs theoretical researches on the exotic phenomena which emerge in such low-energy quantum phases.
Outside of theoretical physics, he enjoys listening to and attending punk rock shows, reading political theory, and everything espresso and coffee-related.