Senior Associate, KICP
Professor, Department of Physics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College
Ph.D., Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1981
My research focuses on string theory and particle physics, but I have side interests in mathematics, condensed matter physics and cosmology. For the last year or two I have been working primarily on "umbral moonshine," a surprising set of connections between mock modular forms and the representation theory of certain special finite groups, and on the connections of this moonshine to heterotic string compactifications with N=2 supersymmetry and the counting of BPS black hole states.