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SILVIU PUFU
Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2011-2014
Name: Silviu Pufu Title(s): Pappalardo Fellow in Physics: 2011-2014 Email: spufu@MIT.EDU Phone: (617) 253-4823 Address: Massachusetts Institute of Technology Related Links: |
Area of Physics:
String Theory
Research Interests
Silviu Pufu's research interests span a wide range of topics in string theory, including applications of string theory to the study of heavy-ion collisions and many-body physics; metastability in string theory compactifications; and more formal topics such as understanding the number of degrees of freedom on coincident M2-branes. The common theme of his research so far has been the use of the gauge / string correspondence in learning about strongly-interacting quantum systems.
Biographical Sketch
Silviu Pufu is currently a graduate student at Princeton University where he works with Professors Steven Gubser, Christopher Herzog, and Igor Klebanov. Before starting graduate school, Silviu received his A.B. degree in Physics, also from Princeton University, in 2007.
Selected Publications
- S. S. Gubser, S. S. Pufu, and A. Yarom, “Sonic booms and diffusion wakes generated by a heavy quark in thermal AdS/CFT,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 (2008) 012301, arXiv:0706.4307 [hep-th].
- S. S. Gubser and S. S. Pufu, “The Gravity dual of a p-wave superconductor,” JHEP 11 (2008) 033, arXiv:0805.2960.
- S. S. Gubser, C. P. Herzog, S. S. Pufu, and T. Tesileanu, “Superconductors from superstrings,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 103 (2009) 141601, arXiv:0907.3510.
- C. P. Herzog, I. R. Klebanov, S. S. Pufu, and T. Tesileanu, “Multi-matrix models and tri-Sasaki Einstein spaces," Phys. Rev. D83 (2011) 046001, arXiv:1011.5487.