Oleg Lunin

Oleg Lunin

Associate Professor
Department of Physics


Physics 310
  • PhD, Ohio State University (2000)
  • Research Associate, Ohio State University (2000-2002)
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ (2002-2005)
  • Research Associate, University of Chicago (2005-2009)
  • Research Associate, University of Kentucky (2009-2010)
  • Assistant Professor, University at Albany (2010-2016)
  • Associate Professor, University at Albany (2016-present)
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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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