Associate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1996
Albion Lawrence's research includes both the general structure and behavior of quantum field theories and string theory, and applications of these results to problems in particle physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. He has a strong interest in the interaction between contemporary problems in theoretical physics and mathematics. His current research is focused on fundamental aspects of inflationary cosmology, and on the nature of dynamical gravitational singularities in string theory.
CV and list of publications
Recent Ph.D. Students
Nathaniel Reden (2014) ""On Multidimensional Quantum Tunneling and Vacuum Bubble Nucleation" Present Position: Teaching, Physics and Calculus, CATS Academy, Newton MA
Tobias Sander (2007) "Torsion and Soft SUSY Breaking" Present Position: Financial Consultant, d-fine GmbH, Germany
Sample of Recent Publications
"Natural Chaotic Inflation", by Nemanja Kaloper and Albion Lawrence, eprint arxiv:1404.2912.
"Metastability and Instability in Holographic Gauge Theories", by Matthew Kleban, Albion Lawrence, Matthew M Roberts, and Stefano Storace, eprint arxiv:1312.1312.
"Holographic Interpretations of the Renormalization Group" Vijay Balasubramanian, Monica Guica, Albion Lawrence. Journal of High Energy Physics, 1301 (2013) 115.
"Bose-Fermi duality and entanglement entropies" Matthew Headrick, Albion Lawrence, Matthew M. Roberts, Journal of Statistical Mechanics 1302 (2013) P02022.
"Axion Monodromy in a Model of Holographic Gluodynamics" by Sergei Dubovsky, Albion Lawrence, and Matthew Roberts, Journal of High Energy Physics 1202 (2012) 053.
"An Ignoble Approach to Large Field Inflation" by Nemanja Kaloper, Albion Lawrence, and Lorenzo Sorbo, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1103 (2011) 023,
eprint: arxiv:1101.0026 [hep-th]
"Insightful D-branes" by Gary Horowitz, Albion Lawrence, and Eva Silverstein, J. High Energy Phys. 0907:057 (2009),
eprint: arxiv:0904.3922 [hep-th]