Research Interests & Publications:
Fields of research: string theory, quantum field theory
Current interests and recent research:
String theory is a very dynamic field and has many directions and applications. Currently I'm mainly interested in higher dimensional (meaning > 4) quantum field theories. These are notoriously problematic, but there have been many recent interesting developments. For example, we have recently identified a large class of five dimensional field theories that have ``holographic" gravity duals. I'm also interested in the application of string theory techniques to low energy condensed matter physics, and in particular to the study of interacting topological states of matter.
find more at the string theory group website