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)

All Publications


  • Modular Products and Modules for Finite Groups arXiv Duncan, J. F., Harvey, J. A., Rayhaun, B. C. 2022
  • Two New Avatars of Moonshine for the Thompson Group arXiv Duncan, J. F., Harvey, J. A., Rayhaun, B. C. 2022
  • Fractons and Exotic Symmetries from Branes FORTSCHRITTE DER PHYSIK-PROGRESS OF PHYSICS Geng, H., Kachru, S., Karch, A., Nally, R., Rayhaun, B. C. 2021
  • Conformal Field Theories with Sporadic Group Symmetry Communications in Mathematical Physics Bae, J., Harvey, J. A., Lee, K., Lee, S., Rayhaun, B. C. 2021
  • Higher-Form Subsystem Symmetry Breaking: Subdimensional Criticality and Fracton Phase Transitions arXiv Rayhaun, B. C., Williamson, D. J. 2021
  • An Overview of Penumbral Moonshine arXiv Duncan, J. F., Harvey, J. A., Rayhaun, B. C. 2021
  • Kitaev's quantum double model as an error correcting code QUANTUM Cui, S. X., Ding, D., Han, X., Penington, G., Ranard, D., Rayhaun, B. C., Zhou Shangnan 2020; 4
  • 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