Associate Professor of Physics
Academic Program Affiliation(s): Physics
B.A., Reed College; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; international certificate of doctoral studies in physics, Universitá degli studi di Pavia; postdoctoral fellowship, Centre de Physique Théorique, Aix-Marseille Université. Theoretical physicist whose research interests include quantum gravity, physics education, semiclassical analysis, symmetry and integrable systems, and general-covariant statistical mechanics and thermodynamics. Work published in Physical Review Letters, Annales Henri Poincaré
, and MNRAS (Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
), on subjects such as light curves of stars and exoplanets; chaos and quantum gravity, and black to white hole tunneling, among others. He has been an invited speaker at seminars and events in China, Canada, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, and at several meetings of the American Physical Society. Awards include a National Science Foundation research fellowship and a UC Berkeley Dissertation-Year Fellowship. Cofounder of the Compass Project at Berkeley, a program that supports diversity in the physical sciences and brings together undergraduate and graduate students through exceptional teaching and learning experiences. At Bard since 2014.