Dan Kabat

Lehman College
Department of Physics and Astronomy
250 Bedford Park Blvd. W
Bronx, NY 10468

Office: Gillet 136
(718) 960 - 7832

Research

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

Teaching

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
PHY 166 - General Physics I:   syllabus and study guide from Spring 2018
PHY 167 - General Physics II:   syllabus and study guide from Fall 2019
(they don't change much from year to year).

Administration

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