Associate professor, Department of Physics
areas of expertise: astrophysics, gravitation, black holes, gravitational radiation, physics
Hughes attended Cornell University as an undergraduate, earning a BA in physics in 1993. He received his PhD in physics from the California Institute of Technology, working with Kip Thorne. After spending one year working in computational relativity at the University of Illinois, he returned to Caltech as a postdoc and instructor in the physics department. Hughes then spent two and half years as a postdoc in the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, before moving to MIT in January 2003.
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