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"
Tobias Sander (2007) "Torsion and Soft SUSY Breaking" Present Position: Financial Consultant, d-fine GmbH, Germany
Sample of Recent Publications
"Holographic Interpretations of the Renormalization Group" Vijay Balasubramanian, Monica Guica, Albion Lawrence. Nov 2012. 28 pp. NSF-KITP-12-195, BRX-TH-662 e-Print: arXiv:1211.1729 [hep-th] | PDF
"Bose-Fermi duality and entanglement entropies" Matthew Headrick, Albion Lawrence, Matthew M. Roberts. Sep 2012. 36 pp. BRX-TH-656, NSF-KITP-12-096
e-Print: arXiv:1209.2428 [hep-th] | PDF
"Axion Monomdromy in a Model of Holographic Gluodynamics" by Sergei Dubovsky, Albion Lawrence, and Matthew Roberts, eprint arxiv:1105.3740 [hep-th].
"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]
"Torsion and supersymmetry breaking", by Albion Lawrence, Tobias Sander, Michael Schulz, and Brian Wecht, J. High Energy Phys. 0711:4787 (2008), eprint: arXiv:0711.4787 [hep-th]