Max Zimet is from Aspen, CO. He graduated from MIT in 2014 and received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford in 2019. His research interests pertain broadly to phenomena in string theory and field theory. Specifically, he has worked on problems in mathematical physics, such as black hole microstate (and BPS state) counting and the study of moduli spaces of supersymmetric theories, string cosmology, and field theory dualities — e.g., on their derivation and application to condensed matter problems. Recently, he has been most excited about a novel approach to the study of Calabi-Yau manifolds, and of K3 in particular, which yields explicit examples of Ricci-flat metrics on compact non-toroidal Calabi-Yau manifolds.