University at Albany
 

Physics Faculty

Oleg Lunin

Assistant Professor
Office: Physics 310
Telephone: (518) 442-4539
Email: olunin@albany.edu

Academic History:
  • Ph.D., Ohio State University (2000)
  • Research Associate, Ohio State University (2000-2002)
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study (2002-2005)
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago (2005-2010)
Research Areas:
  • String theory, quantum field theory, supergravity.
Current Research:
My work focuses on studying various aspects of gravity and quantum field theory and on uncovering relations between them. Two of the most important open problems in theoretical physics are a construction of a consistent theory of quantum gravity and an analytic understanding of strong interaction. The problems associated with these subfields are unified in the framework of gauge/gravity duality, which states that quantum gravity on a certain background is equivalent to quantum field theory on the boundary of the space. My research focuses on exploring physical consequences of the gauge/gravity duality with particular emphasis on implications for dynamics of supersymmetric gauge theories and for quantum properties of black holes.
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