I am a theoretical physicist, currently a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Davis and a founding member of the Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP).
My research interests lie mainly in areas of string theory and quantum gravity. You can read more about the scientific vision in a broader context at our QMAP pages, here.
Much of my past work has been set in the context of the gauge/gravity duality and black holes (see here for a 2017 public talk wherein I share my fascination with black holes). More recently, I have been focusing on the fascinating connections to quantum information theory, in particular on the relation between entanglement structure and emergence of dual spacetime.
You can find most of my papers using the inSPIRE HEP search engine, in the following publication list.
For more details and links to my online talks, please visit my Research pages.
Teaching and outreach
In the 2020/21 academic year, I will teach:
- Phy 9HA: Classical Mechanics
- Phy 9HB: Special Relativity & Thermal Physics
- Phy 150: Special Topics (Black Holes)
- Phy 233: Topics in Geometry and Physics
For a list of my previous courses, summer school lectures, and public talks, please see my Teaching pages.
Department of Physics
University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Tel: +1 (530) 238-5434
Fax: +1 (530) 752–4717
Office: 419 Physics building
Links to other pages
- My departmental page
- Profile on Google Scholar
- Profile on inSPIRE
- World Science Festival 2017 — ensuing social media discussion