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Name: Hong Liu
Title(s): Associate Professor of Physics
Phone: (617) 253-4853
Assistant: Joyce Berggren (617) 253-4827
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Area of Physics
Hong Liu has long been interested in issues in quantum gravity, such as the quantum nature of black holes and the Big Bang singularity, using the framework of string theory. During the last decade, his interests also branched into understanding dynamics of exotic quantum matter, including the quark-gluon plasma and strongly correlated electron systems. His current research lies at the interface between these subjects, enabled by the discovery of holographic duality, under which certain quantum matter systems are mathematically equivalent to quantum gravities in one dimension higher. His goal is to develop a multi-pronged approach, by bringing together insights from string theory/gravity, nuclear physics, and condensed matter physics, to tackle questions which the traditional methods within each discipline have proved inadequate to address.
Hong Liu received his B.S. in 1993 from the University of Science and Technology of China and his Ph.D. in 1997 from Case Western Reserve University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at Imperial College and New High Energy Theory Center of Rutgers University, before joining the faculty at MIT in 2003. He was an Alfred Sloan Fellow, an Outstanding Junior Investigator of the Department of Energy, and a Simons Fellow.
- "UV Finite Brane Decay," Joanna Karczmarek, Hong Liu, Juan Maldacena and Andrew Strominger, hep-th/0306132.
- "Closed Strings from Decaying D-branes," Neil Lambert, Hong Liu and Juan Maldacena, hep-th/0303139.
- "Strings in a Time-dependent Orbifold," Hong Liu, Gregory Moore and Nathan Seiberg, J. High Energy Phys. 06 (2002) 045; hep-th/0204168.
- "Open String Star as a Continuous Moyal Product," Michael Douglas, Hong Liu, Gregory Moore and Barton Zwiebach, J. High Energy Phys. 04, (2002) 022; hep-th/0202087.
- "*-Trek: The One-Loop N=4 Noncommutative SYM Action," Hong Liu and Jeremy Michelson, Nucl. Phys. B 614 (2001) 279, hep-th/0008205."D=4 Super-Yang-Mills, D=5 Gauged Supergravity and D=4 Conformal Supergravity", Hong Liu and Arkady Tseytlin, Nucl. Phys. B533 (1998) 88, hep-th/9804083.
- "Sweeping Away the Monopole Problem," Gia Dvali, Hong Liu and Tanmay Vachaspati, Phys. Rev. Lett. 80 (1998) 2281-2284, hep-ph/9710301.
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