Lehman College

Department of Physics and Astronomy

250 Bedford Park Blvd. W

Bronx, NY 10468

Office: Gillet 136

(718) 960 - 7832

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) Gauge - gravity duality in everyday life (a more recent colloquium) A recent copy of my CV My publication list, available from the inSPIRE database My on-line publications, available from the e-print archive in the subject areas hep-th, hep-ph, gr-qc, astro-ph |

I've taught a variety of undergrad physics courses at Lehman: conceptual physics, college physics, physics for engineers, modern physics, special topics (particles and cosmology), classical mechanics, quantum mechanics.
I've also taught quantum field theory and particle physics at the
CUNY grad center. The particle physics course resulted in a set of lecture notes: Introduction to high energy physics (235 pages, PDF format, 2.2MB) For the General Physics courses PHY 166, 167 you can get a sample syllabus and study guide at (they don't change much from year to year). |

I'm currently deputy executive officer of the CUNY physics PhD program. |