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Ryan Abbott

CTP Graduate Student

Samuel Alipour-fard

CTP Graduate Student

Elba Alonso-Monsalve

CTP Graduate Student

Eric Anschuetz

CTP Graduate Student

Pouya Asadi

Postdoc

Artur Avkhadiev

CTP Graduate Student

Adam Bene Watts

CTP Graduate Student

Joyce Berggren

Senior Administrative Assistant

Richard Brower

Research Visitor

Soonwon Choi

Assistant Professor of Physics
Research interests are focused on the intersection of quantum information science and out-of-equilibrium dynamics of quantum many-body systems.

William Detmold

Associate Professor of Physics
Graduate Program Faculty Coordinator
Interests are in strong interaction dynamics in theoretical particle and nuclear physics.

Netta Engelhardt

Biedenharn Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics
Research focuses on understanding the predictions and fundamental structure of quantum gravity via holography and the black hole information paradox.

Harold Erbin

Postdoc

Edward Farhi

Cecil & Ida Green Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Present interest is the theory of quantum computation.

Patrick Fitzpatrick

CTP Graduate Student

Aasmund Folkestad

CTP Graduate Student

Daniel Freedman

Professor of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Emeritus
Discovered supergravity at StonyBrook University with Sergio Ferrrara and Peter van Nieuwenhuizen in 1976.

Ping Gao

Postdoc

Anjie Gao

CTP Graduate Student

Sarah Geller

CTP Graduate Student

Jeffrey Goldstone

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Famous for the discovery of the Nambu–Goldstone boson. He is currently working on quantum computation.

Anthony Grebe

CTP Graduate Student

Alan Guth

Victor F. Weisskopf Professor of Physics
In 1981, he proposed that many features of our universe can be explained by a new cosmological model which he called inflation.

Daniel Harlow

Assistant Professor of Physics
Works on combining quantum mechanics and gravity, focusing on the quantum-mechanical aspects of black holes and cosmology.

Aram Harrow

Associate Professor of Physics
His research focuses on quantum information and computing.

Atakan Hilmi Firat

CTP Graduate Student

Matthew Hodel

CTP Graduate Student

Yichen Huang

Postdoc

Roman Jackiw

Jerrold Zacharias Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Renowned for his many fundamental contributions and discoveries in quantum and classical field theories.

Robert Jaffe

Otto (1939) and Jane Morningstar Professor of Science, Post-Tenure
Best known for his research on the quark substructure of matter.

David Kaiser

Professor of Physics
Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science
Associate Dean for Social and Ethical Responsibilities of Computing
Research focuses on early-universe cosmology, foundations of quantum theory, and history of modern physics.

Gurtej Kanwar

CTP Graduate Student

Patrick Komiske

CTP Graduate Student

Linghang Kong

CTP Graduate Student

Rolando LaPlaca

CTP Graduate Student

Samuel Leutheusser

CTP Graduate Student

Shing Yan Li

CTP Graduate Student

Joshua Lin

CTP Graduate Student

Hong Liu

Professor of Physics
Interested in issues in quantum gravity, such as the quantum nature of black holes and the Big Bang singularity, using the framework of string theory.

Earle Lomon

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Research interest is quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the dynamics of quarks and gluons.

John Martyn

CTP Graduate Student

Joseph Minahan

Research Visitor

Scott Morley

Administrator, CTP

Mark Mueller

Research Visitor

John Napp

CTP Graduate Student

John Negele

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Interested in lattice field theory to solve QCD and thereby understand the structure of nucleons in terms of their quark and gluon constituents.

Govert Nijs

Postdoc

Patrick Oare

CTP Graduate Student

Dimitra Pefkou

CTP Graduate Student

So-Young Pi

Research Visitor

Wenzer Qin

CTP Graduate Student

Krishna Rajagopal

William A. M. Burden Professor of Physics
Margaret MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Dean for Digital Learning
Probing the properties, microstructure and phase diagram of hot QCD matter, the primordial liquid.

Gregory Ridgway

CTP Graduate Student

Dan Roberts

Research Visitor

Bruno Scheihing Hitschfeld

CTP Graduate Student

Stella Schindler

CTP Graduate Student

Katelin Schutz

Pappalardo Fellow

Phiala Shanahan

Class of 1957 Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics
Research focuses on particle and nuclear theory and applying machine learning to understand the fundamental interactions of nature.

Tracy Slatyer

Jerrold R. Zacharias Career Development Associate Professor of Physics
Research focuses on dark matter – novel theoretical models, predicting observable signals, and analysis of astrophysical and cosmological datasets.

Mehdi Soleimanifar

CTP Graduate Student

Iain Stewart

Professor of Physics
Director, Center for Theoretical Physics
Designs and applies Effective Field Theories to describe physics at collider experiments and to explore the structure of quantum field theory.

Charles Suggs

Senior Editorial Assistant

Yitian Sun

CTP Graduate Student

Zhiquan Sun

CTP Graduate Student

Washington Taylor

Professor of Physics
Research is centered on basic theoretical questions related to quantum physics and gravity.

Max Tegmark

Professor of Physics
Research focuses on linking physics and machine learning: using AI for physics and physics for AI.

Jesse Thaler

Associate Professor of Physics
Director, NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions
Theoretical particle physicist who fuses techniques from QFT and machine learning to address outstanding questions in fundamental physics.

Varun Vaidya

Postdoc

Shreya Vardhan

CTP Graduate Student

Annie Wei

CTP Graduate Student

Ryan Weller

CTP Graduate Student

Frank Wilczek

Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics
2004 Nobel Laureate
Known for the discovery of asymptotic freedom, the development of quantum chromodynamics, the invention of axions, and more…

Jie qiang Wu

Postdoc

Chih Liang Wu

CTP Graduate Student

Xiaojun Yao

Postdoc

James Edward Young

Professor of Physics, Emeritus
Researched and taught theoretical particle physics, critical phenomena and nuclear physics in the MIT Center for Theoretical Physics.

Nicole Yunger-Halpern

Research Visitor

Cagin Yunus

CTP Graduate Student

Barton Zwiebach

Professor of Physics
MacVicar Faculty Fellow
Contributed to the early work on the construction of open string field theory and then developed the field theory of closed strings.