Research Associate, Ohio State University (2000-2002)
Member, Institute for Advanced Study (2002-2005)
Research Associate, University of Chicago (2005-2010)
String theory, quantum field theory, supergravity.
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.
Using data from the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, SUNY physicists (Julian Bouffard, Jesse Ernst, Adam Fischer, Vivek Jain) and Stefan Guindon, obtain new results on Supersymmetry.
Nabin Malakar (Ph.D. 2011), and Daniil Gladkov (Physics Undergraduate, Class of 2013) publish a paper entitled "Modeling a Sensor to Improve Its Efficacy" in the Journal of Sensors describing the robotic research they performed with Prof. Knuth.