Stanley Deser

Stanley DeserAncell Professor of Physics, Emeritus


PhD, Harvard University, 1953
PhD Hon., Stockholm, 1978 and Chalmers Institute of Technology, 2001


Stanley Deser's research involves the study of quantum fields, gravitational theories and their generalizations.


He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, a Foreign Member of The Royal Society and an honorary foreign member of the Torino Academy of Science. He is a recipient of the Einstein Medal and the Dannie Heineman Prize in Mathematical Physics.

Recent Publications

Acausality of Massive Gravity,” by S. Deser and A. Waldron, Phys Rev Lett 110, 11101 (2013).

No consistent bimetric Gravity?” by S. Deser, M. Sandora, and A. Waldron.

Partial Masslessness and Conformal Gravity,” by S. Deser, E. Joung and A. Waldron, J Phys A46, 2314019, (2013).

“Canonical analysis and stability of Lanczos–Lovelock gravity,” by S. Deser and J. Franklin, Class. Quantum Grav. 29, 072001 (2012)

“Editorial note to: Matvei P. Bronstein, Quantum theory of weak gravitational fields,” by S. Deser and A. Starobinsky, Gen Relativ Gravit, 44:263–265 (2012)

“No local Maxwell duality invariance,” by S. Deser, Class. Quantum Grav. 28, 085009 (2011)

“Gauge Invariances and Phases of Massive Higher Spins in (Anti-) de Sitter Space,” by S. Deser and A. Waldron, Phys Rev Lett 87, 031601 (2001)