Jeffery Harvey

Senior Associate, KICP
Professor, Department of Physics; Enrico Fermi Institute; and the College

Jeffery Harvey
Michelson Center for Physics
Room 431
933 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL 60637


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.