Faculty

 

Brad Marston

Center Director, Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-2061  /  Research Website

Professor Marston is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. His research focuses on the non-equilibrium statistical physics of atmospheres and oceans for the purpose of understanding climate and climate change. He also studies strongly correlated electronic systems.

 

 

 

 

Stephon Alexander

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-6452  /  Research Website

Professor Alexander is a theoretical physicist specializing in the interface between cosmology, particle physics, and quantum gravity (String Theory and Loop Quantum Gravity).

 

 

 

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JiJi Fan

Assistant Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-2623  /  Research Website

Professor Fan works on particle theories, particularly beyond Standard Model theories such as Higgs phenomenology, supersymmetry, dark matter models and signatures.

 

 

 

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Dmitri Feldman

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-3056  /  Research Website

Professor Feldman is a theoretical condensed matter physicist, with emphasis on strongly correlated electronic low-dimensional systems, topological solids, and quenched disorder in hard and soft condensed matter.

 

 

 

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Andrey Gromov

Assistant Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-2473  /  Research Website

Professor Gromov is a theoretical physicist specializing in condensed matter. He received his PhD in physics from Stony Brook University in 2015. He joined the department in January 2019.

 

 

 

Antal Jevicki

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-2624  /  Research Website

Professor Jevicki’s research is in quantum field theory focusing on string theory, quantum gravity, black holes, non-perturbative and collective phenomena.

 

 

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J. Michael Kosterlitz

Nobel Laureate, 2016
Harrison E. Farnsworth Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-3193  /  Research Website

Professor Kosterlitz is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. He studies topological transitions and topological phases of matter, random systems, electron localization, spin glasses, mechanisms of melting and freezing. He was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics.

 

 

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Savvas Koushiappas

Associate Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-6816  /  Research Website

Professor Koushiappas’ theoretical work is in the interface between cosmology and particle physics. His work is predominantly in the area of dark matter physics and the search for the nature of the dark matter particle from an experimentally-motivated theoretical perspective.

 

 

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David Lowe

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-2618  /  Research Website

Professor Lowe’s research primarily centers around applications of string theory to gravitational physics, including using string theory to understand questions in black hole physics and cosmology.

 

 

 

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Robert Pelcovits

Professor of Physics
Email  /  401-863-1432  /  Research Website

Professor Pelcovits is a theoretical condensed matter physicist. His research focuses on the physics of liquid crystals and topological defects, active matter, and self-assembly in biological systems, using a variety of analytical and numerical techniques.

 

 

 

Marcus Spradlin

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-1468  /  Research Website

Professor Spradlin is a theoretical high-energy physicist, working on string theory, quantum gravity, and mathematical aspects of quantum field theory.

 

 

 

 

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Chung-I Tan

Professor of Physics

Email  /  401-863-1465  /  Research Website

Professor Tan is a theoretical high-energy physicist. His research focuses on non-perturbative consequences of quantum chromodynamics and gauge/string duality.

 

Sylvester James Gates

Founding Director

Email  /  401-863-6452  /  Research Website  /  CV

Professor Gates is a theoretical physicist specializing in supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstring theory. In supergravity and supersymmetric representation theory, he also studies Adinkra symbols, which are graphical representations of supersymmetric algebras.