Our research includes a strong focus on fundamental questions about the new physics underlying the Standard Models of particle physics, cosmology, and gravity; and the nature and applications of our basic frameworks (quantum field theory and string theory) for attacking these questions.   Our research also includes a major emphasis on the novel phenomena in condensed matter physics that emerge in systems with many degrees of freedom.

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Dr. Racco's research during his SITP postdoctoral appointment has been awarded the Third Prize of the 2023 Buchalter Cosmology Prize.
Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the spread of quantum information and control it.

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The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) has awarded its 2023 Dirac Medal to four physicists who have made wide-ranging contributions to string theory.

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February
23
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Speaker: Rajesh Gopakumar

Building on earlier work with Eberhardt and Gaberdiel, where we identified the dual to the free symmetric orbifold CFT as string theory on…

February
23
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Friday, February 23, 2024. 3:00pm - 4:30pm
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A dark force, which is a necessary ingredient of self-interacting dark matter models, can lead to gravothermal collapse of dark matter in small…

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27
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Speaker: Larry Gladney

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