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Hi!Curriculum Vitae: Tristan Hübsch

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Born: 1958, Dec. 22nd in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia

Address:
Howard University
Departments of Physics & Astronomy  & Mathematics
2355 Sixth St., NW, Rm. 213
Washington, DC 20059, USA
tel.: (202) 806-6267, -6245 (main office), -5830 (fax)
e-mail: thubsch@mac.com, thubsch@howard.edu

Education:
B.Sc.: Institute of Physics, 9/81, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia (M. Nikolić) 1977-81.
Two first prizes in the Undergraduate Research Contest of the University of Novi Sad.
MS program: Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Yugoslavia (S. Pallua) 1981-84 (left for USA before completing).
Ph.D.: Department of Physics and Astronomy 9/87, University of Maryland, College Park, USA (J.C. Pati) 1984-87.
Spring/Summer-School and Workshop Participation
» International Summer-School in High Energy Physics, Kupari, Yugoslavia; 9/80.
» International Summer-School in High Energy Physics, Kupari, Yugoslavia; 9/81.
» International Conference on Phenomenology of Unified Theories, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; 5/83.
» III Adriatic Meeting: Supersymmetries and Supergravities, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; 6/83.
» International Summer-School in High Energy Physics, Kupari, Yugoslavia; 9/83.
» Spring Workshop on Supersymmetry and Supergravity, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 4/84.
» Summer Workshop on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6-8/85.
» II Workshop on Fundamental Physics, Humacao, Puerto Rico, USA; 3/86.
» International Conference on Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Symmetries, Dubrovnik; Yugoslavia, 6/86.
» IV Adriatic Meeting: Supersymmetry and Superstrings, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; 6/86.
» Summer Workshop on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6-8/86.
» Summer Workshop on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6-8/87.
» Summer School on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6-8/88.
» XIII International School of Theoretical Physics, Szczyrk, Poland; 9/89.
» Workshop on Mirror Symmetry, Berkeley, CA, USA; 5/91.
» AMS Meeting Special Session on Mirror Symmetry, Lexington, KY; 3/94.
» Workshop on Mirror Symmetry, Stillwater, OK, USA; 3/95.
» The JAMI Conference on Birational Geometry, Baltimore, MD, USA; 4/96.
» SUSY 96 Conference, College Park, MD, USA; 5-6/96.
» Conformal Field Theory Workshop, Oberwolfach, Germany; 6/96.
» Integrable Models and Strings Workshop, Hannover, Germany; 6/96.
» AAPT New Faculty Workshop, College Park, MD; 10-11/96.
» Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Hsinchu University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 7/98.
» Title III Workshop: Changing the Face of Education In the Millennium and Beyond, San Diego, 12/98.
» “Geometric Transitions” Workshop, Caltech-USC Center for Theoretical Physics, Los Angeles, 01/02.
» Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, Atlanta, GA, 02/03.
» 9th Adriatic Meeting: “Particle Physics and the Universe”, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 09/03.
» Opening Address: International Conference for Physics Students, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro, 08/04.
» “K-theory and Supersymmtery: Mathematics & Physics Workshop”, University of Washington, Seattle, 02/05.
» AMS Meeting, Special Session: “K-theory in M-theory”, University of Oregon, Eugene, 11/05.
» BIRS Workshop: Off-shell Supersymmetry via Graph Theory and Superspace (2nd D.F.Ghil Workshop), BANFF, Canada, 07/06.
» 3rd D.F.Ghil Workshop, University of Washington, Seattle, 06/07.
» “Workshop on Supersymmetry, Graphs, and Codes at Pepperdine University”, Pepperdine University, Malibu, 09/07.
» “Geometric Analysis: Present and Future”, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 08/27/08–09/01/08
Positions Held [Basic][Teaching][Talks][Services][Grants][Publications]
(listed in chronological order of start time, with current positions in boldface)
Postdoctoral Associate, 09/1987-09/1990.
Theory Group, University of Texas Physics Department, Austin, TX 78712, USA
Research Associate, 01/1988 - 05/2002
the “Rudjer Boskovic” Institute of Physics, Bijenicka 54, 41000 Zagreb, Croatia.
Postdoctoral Fellow, 09/1990-09/1992.
Harvard University Mathematics Department, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Postdoctoral Affiliate, 06/1991-09/1992.
Harvard University Physics Department, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Visiting Lecturer, 09-11/1991.
The National Tsing-Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Assistant Professor, 08/1992-05/1995
Howard University Physics & Astronomy Department
Washington, DC 20059, USA
Associate Professor, 06/1995 - 06/2000 (tenured: Summer 1997)
Howard University Physics & Astronomy Department
Washington, DC 20059, USA
Professor, 6/2000 - present
Howard University Physics & Astronomy Department
Washington, DC 20059, USA
Adjunct Professor, 06/1995 - present
Howard University Mathematics Department
Washington, DC 20059, USA
Research Associate, 12/1996 - 01/1997, 03/1997
Harvard University Mathematics Department, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Visiting Scholar, 01/1998 - 12/2000
Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA 02138, USA
Visiting Scholar, Fall 2000
CIT-USC Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2535
Visiting Scholar, 01/2004 - 12/2006
Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, Santa Barbara, CA 02138, USA
Adjunct Professor, 12/2004 - 12/2006
Strayer University, Manassas, VA 20169, USA
Professor, 01/2007 - 05/2008
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (now fused with Math. Dept.), Delaware State University, Dover, DE 19901, USA
Visiting Professor, 12/2007 - present
University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia
Research Professor, 09/2009 - present
University of Central Florida, Department of Physics, Orlando, FL
Teaching and Lecturing [Basic][Positions][Talks][Services][Grants][Publications]

Invited Lecture Series

Howard University
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Strayer University
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Delaware State University
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Novi Sad University
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Invited Talks [Basic][Positions][Teaching][Services][Grants][Publications]
Service [Basic][Positions][Teaching][Talks][Grants][Publications]
(“AY nn” = “academic year ’nn/’(nn+1)”)

Howard University
Committees
Department of Physics and Astronomy
AY 93–95: Executive Committee
AY 93–93: Ad Hoc Committee
AY 96–99: Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
AY 02: Undergraduate Recruitment Committee
AY 00–05: Seminar Committee (Chair in AY 00)
AY 00–06, 12–16: Graduate Division and Program Chair/Director
AY 94–06, 08-16: Graduate Curriculum Committee (Chair in AY 98-00)
AY 94–98, 00-06, 08–16: Qualifying Exam Committee (Chair in AY 98, 00, 02)
AY 00–06, 08–16: Graduate Student Admissions Committee
AY 00–06, 08–16: Graduate Student Status Committee
AY 02, 08, 10: APT Committee Chair
College of Arts and Sciences
AY 94–95: Readmissions and Academic Status Committee
AY 95–96: Academic Policy and Standards Committee
AY 98–00: Admissions Committee
AY 98–00: Alumni Awards and Honorary Degrees (Chair in AY 00)
AY11–14: Information Technology Committee
AY15–18: Committee on Governance Constitution and By Laws
Graduate School
AY 00–02: Committee for the Constitution and By-Laws Revision
AY 02–03: Grievance Committee (Chair in AY 02,03)
AY 03: Financial Aid Allocation Committee
Theses and Dissertations (* = Committee Chair, @ = Advisor)
Ph.D. (10/05/93): Karuppasamy Sentrayan (advisor: V.S. Kushawaha)
Laser Induced Nonlinear Effects in Molecular Gases
Ph.D. (10/26/93): Arockiasamy Michael (advisor: V.S. Kushawaha)
Collision Induced Dissociative Processes Relevant to Mercury Halide Lasers and Atmospheric Chemistry
Ph.D. (11/22/94): Abdullahi Hashi Nur (advisor: P. Misra)
Laser Optogalvanic Spectroscopy and Laser-Induced Kinetics Studies Pertaining to the Metoxy Radical
M.S. (11/29/94): Mohammed M. Kamal (advisor: P.Misra)
FTIR Spectroscopy and Higher Resolution Laser Spectroscopy Associated with Alkoxy and Alkylthio Radicals
Ph.D. (10/25/95): Abbas Ali (advisor: A. Kumar, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India)
Superconformal Symmetry and String Theory
*M.S. (4/15/96): Abdul Rahman (advisor: W. Lowe and C. Bates)
X-Ray Power Diffraction Analyses of PtxSi Phases in Composite Sputtering Targets ad Films
M.S. (12/2/96): Daniel Felten (advisor: W. Lowe)
X-ray Diffraction Measurements of the Tetragonal Distortion in Coherently Strained GexSi1-x/Si Overlayers
Ph.D. (12/6/96): Michael King (advisor: P. Misra)
Laser Spectroscopy and Chemical Kinetics Investigations of the Methoxy Radical
@Ph.D. (4/1/97): Paula Ann Günter (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Toric Calabi-Yau Varieties and Their Moduli Spaces
@Ph.D. (4/4/00): Raja Q. Almukahhal (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Gauging Yang-Mills Symmetries in 1+1-Dimensional Spacetime
Ph.D. (10/23/00): Avaine Strong (advisor: P.M. Bainum)
On the Deployment and Station Keeping Dynamics of N-Body Orbiting Sattelite Constellations
*M.S. (5/17/04): Yang Yang (advisor: S. Smith)
Numerical Simulations for Hypersonic Base Flow about at Elliptical Cone
*Ph.D. (4/20/05): Shewaferaw S. Shibeshi (advisor: W. E. Collins)
Simulated Transport of Low Density Lipoproteins in a Permeable T-Junction
@Ph.D. (3/17/06): Abdul Rahman (advisor: T. Hübsch)
On the Construction and Cohomology of a Self-Dual Perverse Sheaf
on Simple Stratified Spaces Motivated by String Theory
; see arXiv:0704.3298.
Ph.D. (03/27/06): Angelina Amadou (advisor: P.M. Misra)
Microphysical and optical Properties of Organic Aerosols
and Their Relevance to Cloud Condensation Nuclei
Ph.D. (06/14/06): Johnny Batts (advisor: P.M. Misra)
Spectroscopic Measurements of the Concentration of
Atmospheric Formaldehyde (CH2O) in Beltsville, Maryland
@Ph.D. (11/22/06): Ivailo E. Petrov (advisor: T. Hübsch)
On Unidexterous Matter and Gauge Fields
@Ph.D. (11/21/07): Aaron F. Roane (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Some Brane-World Cosmological Models
@Ph.D. (04/07/08): Tehani K. Finch (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Chronology, Supertubes and the BMPV Black Hole; see hep-th/0612085.
@Ph.D. (04/07/08): Mohammad K. Ahsan (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Four-Dimensional Spacetime Physics from Orbifold M-Theory; see arXiv:0810.4543
Awarded, by the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Graduate School:
Most dissertations Advised for the Division of Engineering and Physical Sciences
(3 in the Discipline of Physics) for the year 2007–2008
@Ph.D. (10/30/13): Gregory A. Katona (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Field Theoretic Lagrangian Stencils From Off-Shell Supermultiplet Gauge Quotients; see arXiv:1202.4342, arXiv:1308.0654 and arXiv:1310.3256
*Ph.D. (11/15/13): Philip Kurian (advisor: G. Dunston)
Quantum Entanglement in the Genome? The Role of Quantum Effects in Catalytic Synchronization of Type II Restriction Endonucleases
@Ph.D. (04/06/15): Shawn K. Eastmond (advisor: T. Hübsch)
Off-Shell Supersymmetric World-Sheet Models with Interactive UA(1) x UB(1) Gauge Symmetries

Academic Programs
Howard University Minority Graduate Education Program
Summer 1999: Muhammad G. Dawson (Physics Junior, Morehouse College)
Howard University Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate
Summer 2000: James T. Williams, Jr. (Physics Junior, Morehouse College)

Summer Programs
REU in Physics at Howard University
Summer 2014: Dometrious Gordine (Virginia Union University)
Summer 2015: Nick Mertes (University of Miami, FL)

Creative work
» Webmaster for the Department of Physics & Astronomy.
» Design and artwork for the Department of Physics & Astronomy undergraduate program brochure: inside and outside.
» Design and artwork for the Department of Physics & Astronomy logos 1 and 2 .
» A Mathematica package for General Relativity, Einstein & All That (GREAT) sort of calculation.
» For posters for various lectures, colloquia and other events, please visit my Creative Gallery.
 
Delaware State University
Media appearance on the 02/01/07 WBOC morning show
announcing the DSU visit and presentation by 1997 Nobel laureate, Dr. William Phillips.
Jan. ’07 – May ’08: Faculty Leader (first one ever appointed)
assigned to Jenkins Hall, within the Academic Enrichment program

Committees
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
Spring 07: Strategic Planning Committee
AY 07: Chair – (Graduate) Curriculum Committee
AY 07: Faculty Senate representative of the Department
College of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
AY 07: Graduate Program Director

Theses and Dissertations (* = Committee Chair, @ = Advisor)
M.S. (04/13/07): Bing Han (advisor: G. Zhang)
New Travelling Wave Solutions for the Camassa-Holm Equation
M.S. (04/30/07): Tia Vance (advisor: D. Pokrajac)
Methods of Incremental Principal Component Analysis on Image Processing
*M.S. (06/28/07): Imaobong Ekanem (advisor: D. Pokrajac)
Numerical Solutions of Tammes’ and Thompson’s Problem
General Scientific Community
Journal Referee:
Classical and Quantum Gravity (since ’86)
Communications of Mathematical Physics (since ’90)
Journal of Physics A, G (since ’87)
Nuclear Physics B (since ’92)
Physica A (since ’87)
Physics Letters B (since '98)
Physical Review D (since ’88)
Physical Review Letters (since ’89)
Reviewer: Mathematical Reviews (’88-’97)
General Community
Media

Grant Support [Basic][Positions][Teaching][Talks][Services][Publications]
09/85-09/87: Research Assistant on a US National Science Foundation Grant
(P.I.: J.C. Pati and J. Sucher), at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
09/87-09/88: Postdoctoral Research Associate on The US National Science Foundation Grants
PHY8503890 (P.I.: P. Candelas) and PHY8605978 (P.I.: S. Weinberg), at University of Texas, Austin, TX
09/88-09/90: Postdoctoral Research Associate on The US National Science Foundation Grant
PHY8605978 (P.I.: S. Weinberg), at University of Texas, Austin, TX
06/90-09/92: Postdoctoral Research Associate, by The US Department of Energy Grant
DE-FG02-88ER-25065 (P.I.: S.-T. Yau), at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
09/92-05/94: Consulting Research Associate on The US Department of Energy Grant
DE-FG02-88ER-25065 (P.I.: S.-T. Yau), at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
06/93-09/93: PI on the internal Faculty Research Support Grant Program
Simple Molecular Spectra and Supersymmetric Ground States, at Howard University, Washington, DC.
10/93-12/93: Co-PI (P.I.: P. Misra) on a PEW Educational Trust Grant
Computer-Assisted Information Age Education for the Physics Department, through the Graduate School of Howard University, Washington, DC.
10/94-09/96: Co-PI (P.I.: L. Klein, CO-PI: K. Kumar) on The US Defense Nuclear Agency Contract
High-Z Atomic Physics Model Development, DNA001-94-C-0180 at Howard University, Washington, DC.
09/96-08/99: Co-PI (P.I.: D. Venable, CO-PI: A. Batra) on The US Department of Education MSIP Grant
Computer-Aided Improvement of Introductory Physics Courses for Science Students, at Howard University, Washington, DC.
06/94-05/12: PI on The US Department of Energy Grant
Superstrings and Quantum Superfields, DE-FG02-94ER40854 at Howard University, Washington, DC.
07/ 99-06/00: Principal Investigator on the Funds for Academic Excellence Grant Program award
Development of On-Line Learning Yardsticks: Interactive Evaluation and Self-Evaluation Instruments, at Howard University, Washington, DC.
10/99-09/02: co-PI (w/D.Walton 99/00, w/A. Batra, 00-02) on The US Department of Education Grant
Distributed Education Workshop: Development of Web-Based and Computer-Aided Introductory Physics Course Content, at Howard University, Washington, DC.
08/05-05/07: co-PI (w/F. Berezovskaya, G. Dunston, J. Leslie and J. Trimble) on the HU Mordecai Wyatt Johnson Grant
Linking the Structure of DNA Sequence and Quantum Superstrings Using Topological and Dynamical Modeling, Simulation and Information Technology, at Howard University, Washington, DC.

PUBLICATIONS (listed separately)



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