James Halverson

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

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 Techology.

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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