Research at the YITP

The research interests at the YITP are very broad, and cover both formal theory, phenomenology, cosmology, and quantum information. Moreover, the close connections to the Department of Physics and Astonomy, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics , and Brookhaven National Laboratory make the YITP an exciting place to be. If you are interested in joining the YITP as a PhD student, you should apply to the Physics & Astronomy graduate program at Stony Brook University.

My Research Group

I am fortunate to have many talented collaborators at Stony Brook University and elsewhere. In particular, I have worked with many excellent students at the YITP. Here is a list of my current and former Stony Brook PhD, MA, and MSI students, as well as current and former Stony Brook postdocs who I have worked with:

Current PhD Students:

  • Jae Hyeok Chang (particle theory)
  • Mukul Sholapurkar (particle theory)
  • Daniel Gift (particle theory, SENSEI)
  • Cheng Zhen (joint particle theory & condensed matter, jointly advised with Prof. Fernandez-Serra)

Current MA/MSI Students:

  • Nikhil Bachhawat (MA, on SENSEI)
  • Luke Chaplinsky (MSI, on SENSEI)
  • Sravan Munagavalasa (MSI, on SENSEI)
  • Aman Singal (MA, on SENSEI)

Current Postdocs:

  • Peizhi Du, PhD 2019 (Maryland)

Yiming Zhong and Andrea Massari at their graduation ceremony (2016)
Yiming Zhong and Andrea Massari at their graduation ceremony
Former PhD Students:
  • Yiming Zhong, PhD 2016 (Stony Brook)
  • Andrea Massari, PhD 2016 (Stony Brook)

Former MA/MSI Students:

  • Ranit Das (MA, on APEX) (now PhD student at Rutgers)
  • Dawa Lnu (MA, on SENSEI)
  • Siddharth Vadnerkar (MA, joint theory/condensed matter) (now PhD student at UC Davis)

Former Postdocs:
  • Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic, PhD 2016 (Rutgers) (postdoc at Perimeter)
  • Kosaku Tobioka, PhD 2014 (Berkeley) (faculty at Florida State)
  • David Curtin, PhD 2011 (Cornell) (faculty at Toronto)
  • Samuel McDermott, PhD 2014 (Michigan) (Schramm fellow at Fermilab>
  • Vardan Khachatryan, PhD 2010 (Yerevan) (worked on APEX) (now at Cornell)
  • Ze'ev Surujon, PhD 2008 (Technion) (industry)
  • Tien-Tien Yu, PhD 2013 (Wisconsin) (faculty at Oregon)