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Daniel N Kabat

Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Office: Gillet 131
Phone: 718-960-8773


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D., 1993), California Polytechnic State Univ. (B.S, 1988).

Research Interests

Theoretical high-energy physics, in particular string theory and quantum gravity.

Selected Publications

  • Bulk equations of motion from CFT correlators (with G. Lifschytz), arXiv:1505.03755 [hep-th].
  • Finite N and the failure of bulk locality: Black holes in AdS/CFT (with G. Lifschytz), JHEP 1409 (2014) 077, arXiv:1405.6394 [hep-th].
  • On the mutual information in Hawking radiation (with N. Iizuka), Phys. Rev. D88 (2013) 084010, arXiv:1308.2386 [hep-th].
  • Constructing local bulk observables in interacting AdS/CFT (with
G. Lifschytz and D. Lowe), Phys. Rev. D83 (2011) 106009, arXiv:1102.2910 [hep-th].
  • Edges and diffractive effects in Casimir energies (with D. Karabali and V.P. Nair), Phys. Rev. D81 (2010) 125013, arXiv:1002.3575 [hep- th].
  • A bulk inflaton from large-volume extra dimensions (with B. Greene, J. Levin and D. Thurston), Phys. Lett. B694 (2011) 485, arXiv:1001.1423 [hep-th].
  • Bouncing and cyclic string gas cosmologies (with B. Greene and S. Marnerides), Phys. Rev. D80 (2009) 063526, arXiv:0809.1704 [hep-th].

For a complete list of publications see the inSPIRE database or the e-print archive.

Biographical sketch: Daniel Kabat received his B.S. in physics and mathematics from California Polytechnic State University in 1988 and his Ph.D. in physics from MIT in 1993. He held post-doctoral positions at Rutgers University, New York University and the Institute for Advanced Study. He joined the faculty at Columbia University in 1999 before moving to Lehman College in 2008.

For more information: please see my Faculty Webpage.