Department of Physics and Astronomy
250 Bedford Park Blvd. W
Bronx, NY 10468
Office: Gillet 131
(718) 960 - 8773
I'm currently serving as chair of the physics department.
Most of my research is on gravitational aspects of string theory, in particular the AdS/CFT
correspondence. The ultimate goal of this research is to understand quantum gravity, including
quantum properties of black holes, in a mathematically well-defined setting.
Why strings? (a short non-technical account of my research interests)
"Strings, gauge theory and gravity": a colloquium I gave a few years ago (in PDF format)
A recent copy of my cv and a somewhat dated statement of my research interests (also PDF)
My publication list, available from the inSPIRE database
My on-line publications, available from the e-print archive