Academic Staff

Sean Robinson


Name: Sean P. Robinson

Title(s): Lecturer


Phone: (617) 253-5082


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue, Bldg. 4-362
Cambridge, MA 02139

Related Links:


Area of Physics:

Theoretical Particle Physics, Physics Advanced Laboratory Instruction

Research Interests

Sean P. Robinson’s primary research interests are in quantum field theory, general relativity, and the various points of connection between these subjects. Current work involves the use of quantum anomalies to understand black hole thermodynamics. He is also heavily involved in physics education, focusing on advanced laboratory instruction in experimental physics.

Biographical Sketch

Sean P. Robinson received an S.B. in Physics from M.I.T. in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics from M.I.T. in 2005. He has held staff positions in the M.I.T. Physics Department since 2005, with a focus on education and academic programs administration. From 2005-2007 he represented the Physics Department as Space and Renovation Manager in the PDSI project management, leading to the construction of the Green Center for Physics. He is currently the head laboratory instructor in the M.I.T. Physics Helena Foundation Junior Laboratory.

Selected Publications

  • “Gravitational anomalies: a recipe for Hawking radiation,” Saurya Das, Sean P. Robinson, Elias C. Vagenas, Int.J.Mod.Phys.D 17, pp. 533-539 (2008)
  • "Gravitational correction to the running of gauge couplings" Sean P. Robinson, Frank Wilczek, Phys.Rev.Lett. 96:231601 (2006)
  • "A Relationship between Hawking radiation and gravitational anomalies," Sean P. Robinson, Frank Wilczek, Phys.Rev.Lett. 95:011303 (2005)
  • Full listing at SPIRES.

Last updated on February 13, 2014 12:31 PM