Honors & Awards
Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University (2012)
Tyson Medal, University of Cambridge (2012)
Gates Cambridge Scholarship, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (2011)
Joel Matthew Orloff Award for Scholarship, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)
Aditya Birla Scholarship, Aditya Birla Group (2006)
Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, PHYS-PHD (2017)
SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Physics and Mathematics (2011)
MASt, University of Cambridge, Theoretical Physics (2012)
Sean Hartnoll, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My research interests are wide-ranging:
1) In the context of gravity, how does spacetime emerge from its dual quantum system? How does the dual quantum system encode the answers to questions that involve local physics in semi-classical gravity? How do you avoid the "firewall" paradox in the context of black-hole evaporation?
2) How do you calculate electrical and heat currents in strongly-coupled many-body systems? How do you explain the linear-in-temperature resistivity in high-temperature cuprates?
3) Use tensor network methods to study electrical and heat transport and also the real-time dynamics of systems out of thermal equilibrium.
- Matrix ensembles with global symmetries and 't Hooft anomalies from 2d gauge theory JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2020
- Late-time structure of the Bunch-Davies FRW wavefunction JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2016
- Transport in Chern-Simons-matter theories JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2016
- Connecting entanglement in time and space: Improving the folding algorithm PHYSICAL REVIEW A 2015; 91 (3)
- Holographic mutual information and distinguishability of Wilson loop and defect operators JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2015
- Chern-Simons-Ghost theories and De Sitter space JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS 2015
- Transport near the Ising-nematic quantum critical point of metals in two dimensions PHYSICAL REVIEW B 2014; 89 (15)
- Quantum critical metals in d=3+1 dimensions PHYSICAL REVIEW B 2013; 88 (11)
- Non-Fermi liquids and the Wiedemann-Franz law PHYSICAL REVIEW B 2013; 88 (12)