Publications

See inSPIRE for a complete list of my publications.

Teaching

I teach physics courses at Northeastern University, including:

  • PHYS 5115: Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2018.
  • PHYS 7325: Quantum Field Theory 1, Fall 2017.
  • PHYS 7733: Topics in Elementary Particle Physics and Cosmology, Spring 2017.
  • PHYS 5115: Quantum Mechanics, Spring 2016.

Vita

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor, Northeastern University, from September 2015.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, 2012-2015.

Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of Pennsylvania, May 2012, advised by Professor Mirjam Cvetic.
  • B.S. Physics, Mathematics, University of Virginia, May 2007, with highest distinction.

Awards and Honors

  • Graduate Fellowship in High Energy Theory, United States Department of Energy, 2011-2012.
  • Graduate Fellowship, String Vacuum Project (SVP) of the National Science Foundation, 2009-2011.
  • Chair’s Teaching Award, University of Pennsylvania, September 2008.

Publication List

My papers in high energy physics and mathematics can be found on inSPIRE, including journal information.

Invited Conference Talks and Colloquia

  • String Phenomenology 2017
    Virginia Tech, July 2017.
    Universality in a Large Ensemble of Geometries.

  • Theoretical Advanced Studies Institute (TASI)
    University of Colorado, Boulder, June 2017.
    String Remnants 2.

  • Theoretical Advanced Studies Institute (TASI)
    University of Colorado, Boulder, June 2017.
    String Remnants 1.

  • International Conference on the Interconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology,
    Texas A&M, Corpus Christi, May 2017.
    GUTs, Remnants, and the String Landscape.

  • Superconformal Field Theories in Four or More Dimensions,
    Aspen Center for Physics, March 2017.
    Dualities of Deformed N=2 SCFTs from Link Monodromy on D3-brane States.

  • Physics and Geometry of F-theory 2017
    International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, February 2017.
    Dualities from Braids and Landscapes from Trees.

  • The Mathematics and Physics of F-theory,
    Virginia Tech, October 2016.
    Dualities of Deformed N=2 SCFTs from Link Monodromy on D3-brane States.

  • Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics,
    Background Lecture, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, September 2016.
    Gauge Enhancement in M-theory on G2 Spaces.

  • Simons Collaboration on Special Holonomy in Geometry, Analysis, and Physics,
    Background Lecture, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, September 2016.
    More on Gauge Enhancement in M-theory on Calabi-Yau Varieties.

  • Geometry and Topology of Particle Physics,
    The Fields Institute, Toronto, August 2016.
    D3-brane SCFTs from N=2 Deformations, String Junctions, and Knots.

  • The Amsterdam String Workshop
    University of Amsterdam, July 2016.
    Non-Higgsable Clusters and Symmetry in the Landscape.

  • Special Holonomy Geometry, Mirror, and Supersymmetry,
    National Science Foundation FRG Workshop, Harvard University, May 2016.
    Gauge Enhancement and Landscapes in G2 Compactifications of M-theory.

  • F-theory at 20,
    Walter Burke Institute, CalTech, February 2016.
    Strong coupling and geometrically non-Higgsable seven-branes.

  • String-Pheno-Cosmo 2015,
    Galileo Galilei Institute, October 2015.
    The Complex Structure of the F-theory Landscape.

  • String Phenomenology 2015,
    University of Madrid, June 2015.
    Gauge Enhancement and Landscapes in G2 Compactifications of M-theory.

  • Stratified Spaces in Geometric and Computational Topology and Physics,
    the University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 2015.
    Kodaira’s Alternative to Grand Unification.

  • String / M-Theory Compactifications and Moduli Stabilization,
    University of Michigan, March 2015.
    Symmetry in the Landscape, Non-Higgsable Clusters, and the Standard Model.

  • Physics and Geometry of F-theory,
    MPI Munich, February 2015.
    Symmetry in the Strongly Coupled Landscape.

  • Physics Colloquium,
    Northeastern University, February 2015.
    Formal Theory and its Applications to the Standard Model and Beyond.

  • Physics Colloquium,
    Baylor University, January 2015.
    Setting Sail in the String Landscape.

  • Hidden Sector Dark Matter,
    Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, November 2014.
    Hidden and Visible Sectors from Non-Higgsable Clusters.

  • Model Building in the LHC Era,
    Aspen Center for Physics, July 2014.
    Theoretically Motivated Electroweak Exotics in String Theory.

  • Geometry and Physics of F-theory,
    Heidelberg University, February 2014.
    Non-Abelian Gauge Symmetry and the Higgs Mechanism in F-theory.

  • APS Divisional Meeting,
    UC Santa Cruz, August 2013.
    New Motivation for WIMP Dark Matter.

  • Simons Summer Workshop,
    Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, July 2013.
    Matter in F-theory from Singular Elliptic Fibrations.

  • String Phenomenology 2011,
    the University of Wisconsin, Madison, August 2011.
    Instantons in F-theory from Heterotic Duality.

  • String Vacuum Project Meeting,
    University of Pennsylvania, May 2011.
    Three Looks at Instantons in F-theory.

  • String Vacuum Project Meeting,
    Ohio State University, November 2014.
    *Approaching the Landscape: Computability of IIB / F-theory Instantons*and Insights from MSSM-containing quivers.

  • String Vacuum Project Meeting,
    Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, May 2010.
    Instanton Effects in Semi-Realistic MSSM Quivers and F-theory.

Workshop and Conference Organization

  • String Phenomenology 2020,
    Northeastern University, 2020.
    member of the organizing committee.

  • Workshop on Data Science and String Theory,
    Northeastern University, November 2017.
    member of the organizing committee.

  • Workshop on String/M-theory Compactifications and Particle Physics,
    Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics, March 2015.
    member of the organizing committee.

  • String Vacuum Project Spring Meeting,
    University of Pennsylvania, May 2011.
    co-organizer.

University Seminars and Submitted Talks

  • October 2016, Virginia Tech.
  • April 2016, Northeastern University, Mathematics.
  • February 2016, Yale University.
  • December 2015, Northeastern University, Mathematics.
  • December 2015, Texas A&M.
  • September 2015, MIT.
  • April 2015, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • January 2015, UC Santa Barbara.
  • December 2014, California Institute of Technology.
  • September 2014, Cornell University.
  • May 2014, Harvard University.
  • April 2014, McGill University.
  • April 2014, MIT.
  • April 2014, Brandeis University.
  • November 2013, University of Pennsylvania.
  • November 2013, University of Southern California.
  • October 2013, UC Santa Barbara Math/Physics.
  • March 2013, University of Michigan.
  • November 2012, University of Southern California.
  • October 2012, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • Summer 2012, String Phenomenology.
  • March 2012, Cornell University.
  • December 2011, University of Chicago.
  • December 2011, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics.
  • November 2011, Princeton University.
  • November 2011, University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Summer 2011, SUSY, String Math.
  • April 2011, University of Chicago.
  • February 2011, MIT.

Service, Outreach, and Miscellaneous

  • Referee: for the Canadian Journal of Physics, JHEP, and Physics Letters B.
  • Seminar Organizer: for the UC Santa Barbara HEP Theory group and the KITP locals lunch.
  • Substitute Lecturer: in Quantum Field Theory, E&M, General Relativity, and ``Physics for Poets.”
  • Youth Outreach: as a part of KITP’s outreach efforts, I gave lectures at Santa Barbara area high schools.
  • Computer Skills: C, Java, Python, HTML, CSS, and Sage.

References

  • Professor Mirjam Cvetic, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor Antonella Grassi, University of Pennsylvania
  • Professor Joseph Polchinski, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics
  • Professor David R. Morrison, UC Santa Barbara
  • Professor Paul Langacker, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Professor Washington Taylor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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