Bio


I am a student in the physics PhD program with an interest in quantum gravity, mathematical physics, and some aspects of condensed matter physics. My main work has been on a subject called `moonshine' which explores particular relationships between number theory and group theory through the lens of string theory.

Honors & Awards


  • Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Kappa Society (2014)

Education & Certifications


  • BS, University of Chicago, Mathematics (2015)

Stanford Advisors


All Publications


  • Kitaev’s quantum double model as an error correcting code arXiv Cui, S. X., Ding, D., Han, X., Penington, G., Ranard, D., Rayhaun, B. C., Shangnan, Z. 2019
  • Attractive strings and five-branes, skew-holomorphic Jacobi forms and moonshine JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS Cheng, M. N., Duncan, J. R., Harrison, S. M., Harvey, J. A., Kachru, S., Rayhaun, B. C. 2018
  • Simulating tactile signals from the whole hand with millisecond precision Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Saal, H. P., Delhaye, B. P., Rayhaun, B. C., Bensmaia, S. J. 2017

    View details for DOI 10.1073/pnas.1704856114

  • Traces of singular moduli and moonshine for the Thompson group Communications in Number Theory and Physics Harvey, J. A., Rayhaun, B. C. 2016; 10: 23-62