STRING THEORY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON


The String Theory group at the University of Washington includes members of the Mathematics Department, the Institute for Nuclear Theory, and the Particles, Fields and Strings group within the Physics Department.  

Who we are:

Asst. Prof. Charles (Chuck) Doran [Math]
Asst. Prof. Amer Iqbal [Math]

Asst. Prof. Andreas Karch [Physics]
Assoc. Prof. Dam Thanh Son [Institute for Nuclear Theory]
Assoc. Prof. Matthew Strassler [Physics]
Prof. Lawrence Yaffe [Physics]

Postdoctoral Fellows: Aleski Vuorinen, Chris Herzog, Oscar Cata
Former Postdoctoral Fellows:
  Josh Erlich (asst. professor, William and Mary),
  Ami Katz (asst. professor, Boston University),
  Ari Pankiewicz (retraining in finance),
  Andrei Starinets (postdoc, Perimeter Institute),

  Neil Weiner (asst. professor, New York University).

Graduate Students in Physics:  Andy O'Bannon, Can Kozcaz, Jake Mannix, Steve Paik, Ethan Thompson,
Graduate Students in Math: Matthew Ballard, Jacob Lewis, Joshua Kantor, Ursula Whitcher

Postdoc in Math: Arvind Asok

Former Students: Adam Clark, Daisuke Yamada
Undergraduate Opportunities: reading courses have been held on solitons, on strings, and other topics.

Other people with interest in this area include numerous other faculty of the Mathematics Department ,
  (Robin Graham, Sandor Kovacs, Jack Lee, Daniel Pollack, Paul Smith, Gunther Ullman),
the Particles/Fields/Strings Theory Group,
  (Steve Ellis, Ann Nelson, Stephen Sharpe),
and the Institute for Nuclear Theory
  (David B. Kaplan),

along with many other postdoctoral fellows and students.

Recent press:

New Scientist, 3/23/05: Exotic black holes spawn new universal law
Science Daily, 3/28/05: Exotic Physics Finds Black Holes Could Be Most 'Perfect,' Low-viscosity Fluid
Economist, 10/05/05: A braney theory
Seattle PI, 11/09/05: UW physicist's 'cute little calculation' may have advanced string theory
Physicists say universe evolution favored three and seven dimensions

What we're planning or are participating in:

Particle/String Theory Seminars                                       Math/Physics String Seminars

String Theory Lunch Schedule

What we've planned or participated in:

INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR THEORY WORKSHOP: "QCD and String Theory", Seattle, February, 2003
PACIFIC NORTHWEST STRING SEMINAR   Vancouver, November 14-15, 2003
PACIFIC NORTHWEST STRING SEMINAR   Seattle, December 4-5, 2003
and Associated Special Lectures
KAVLI INSTITUTE FOR THEORETICAL PHYSICS PROGRAM, "QCD and String Theory", Santa Barbara, Aug.-Dec. 2004
PACIFIC NORTHWEST STRING SEMINAR   Vancouver, January 29-30, 2005
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON STRING THEORY GROUP:  Mathematics/Physics Workshop on K Theory and Supersymmetry February 10-12, 2005

INSTITUTE FOR NUCLEAR THEORY PROGRAM: "From RHIC to LHC", Seattle, Sept-Dec 2006