UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy
6224 Agricultural Road
Vancouver B.C., V6N3T8
to my home page. I am a professor in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy at the
University of British Columbia, where I have worked since 2002. Before
that, I was a postdoc at Stanford University from 2000 until 2002. I
studied as a graduate student at Princeton University from 1995 until
2000 when I received my PhD. My supervisor was Washington Taylor.
Before that, I did a combined math/physics undergraduate degree at UBC.
I am currently a Simons Investigator and a member of the Simons Foundation It From Qubit Collaboration.
my research, I work towards a better theoretical understanding of
elementary particle physics, classical and quantum gravity, and
cosmology. Most of my research has focused on string theory, quantum
field theory, and the remarkable equivalence between the two suggested
by gauge theory/ gravity duality (a.k.a. the AdS/CFT
correspondence). Currently, I am exploring connections between
quantum information theory and quantum gravity. You can find my
Currently, I am teaching Physics 402, Applications of Quantum Mechanics.
Course materials for other recent classes I have taught: