Renata Kallosh
Professor of Physics and, by courtesy, of Mathematics
Bio
What is the mathematical structure of supergravity/string theory and its relation to cosmology?
Professor Kallosh works on the general structure of supergravity and string theory and their applications to cosmology. Her main interests are related to the models early universe inflation and dark energy in string theory. She develops string theory models explaining the origin of the universe and its current acceleration. With her collaborators, she has recently constructed de Sitter supergravity, which is most suitable for studies of inflation and dark energy and spontaneously broken supersymmetry.
She is analyzing possible consequences of the expected new data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the results of current and future cosmological observations, including Planck satellite CMB data. These results may affect the relationship between superstring theory and supergravity, and the real world. Professor Kallosh works, in particular, on future tests of string theory by CMB data and effective supergravity models with flexible amplitude of gravitational waves produced during inflation.
Administrative Appointments

Professor of Physics, Stanford University (1990  Present)

Junior Research Fellow, Lebedev Physical Institute (1968  1981)

Professor, Lebedev Physical Institute (1981  1989)

Coxeter Lecturer, Fields Mathematical Institute in Toronto (2005  2005)

Visiting Professorship, Kyoto Institute of Theoretical Physics (2008  2008)
Honors & Awards

Research Award, Humboldt International, Germany (2005  2008)

Lise Meitner Prize, Gothenburg University and Chalmers (2009)

Doctorate Honoris Causa, University of Groningen (2013)

Lorentz chair 2017, Lorentz center Leiden University (Summer 2017)
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

A member of advisory board, Dutch scientific council in theoretical physics (2013  Present)

A member of advisory board, ICTP Trieste (2012  Present)

Scientific Associate, CERN (1989  1990)
Professional Education

Ph.D., Lebedev Physical Institute, Physics (1968)

B.S., Moscow State University, Physics (1966)
201819 Courses
 Classical Electrodynamics
PHYSICS 220 (Spr)  Frontiers in Theoretical Physics and Cosmology
PHYSICS 18N (Win) 
Independent Studies (2)
 Practical Training
PHYSICS 291 (Sum)  Research
PHYSICS 490 (Aut, Win, Spr, Sum)
 Practical Training

Prior Year Courses
201718 Courses
 Classical Electrodynamics
PHYSICS 220 (Spr)
201617 Courses
 Frontiers of Physics Research
PHYSICS 59 (Aut)  Quantum Field Theory III
PHYSICS 332 (Spr)
201516 Courses
 Quantum Field Theory III
PHYSICS 332 (Spr)
 Classical Electrodynamics
Stanford Advisees

Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
Yusuke Yamada 
Doctoral Dissertation Advisor (AC)
Divyanshu Murli 
Undergraduate Major Advisor
Cameron Park 
Doctoral (Program)
Alice Allafort
All Publications

Towards inflation in string theory
JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS
2003
View details for Web of Science ID 000186466700003

de Sitter vacua in string theory
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
2003; 68 (4)
View details for DOI 10.1103/PhysRevD.68.046005
View details for Web of Science ID 000185235500074

Supersymmetry and attractors
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
1996; 54 (2): 15141524
View details for Web of Science ID A1996UY73300027

N=2 EXTREMAL BLACKHOLES
PHYSICAL REVIEW D
1995; 52 (10): R5412R5416
View details for Web of Science ID A1995TF80200004

MODIFIED FEYNMAN RULES IN SUPERGRAVITY
NUCLEAR PHYSICS B
1978; 141 (12): 141152
View details for Web of Science ID A1978FS02100010