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Hi!Curriculum Vitae: Tristan Hübsch

[Basic][Positions][Teaching][Talks][Services][Grants][Publications (listed separately)]


Born: 1958, Dec. 22
nd 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

·       Course Symmetries in Physics (joint lectures with D. Kapor)
at the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; (Fall ’82).

·       Teaching assistant for various courses
at the University of Zagreb (’83-84.), Yugoslavia.

·       Teaching assistant for various courses
at the University of Maryland (’84-87.), College Park, MD 20742 USA

·       Lectures at the Summer Workshop in High Energy Physics and Cosmology
at ICTP, 7/86, Trieste, Italy.

·       Lectures at Summer Workshop in High Energy Physics and Cosmology
at ICTP, 7/87, Trieste, Italy.

·       Lectures at the XIII International School of Theoretical Physics
9/89, Szczyrk, Poland.

·       Course Supersymmetry and Superstrings, Fall ’91
at The National Tsing-Hua University at Hsinchu, Taiwan, R.O.C.

·       Course Calculus II (with O. Bretscher), Summer ’92
at the Mathematics Dept. of Harvard University, Cambridge, USA


Howard University
Undergraduate Courses:

·       Phys-001: General Physics I, Summer ’06, ’08–12.

·       Phys-002: General Physics II, Summer ‘06–12.

·       Phys-008: General Physics for Architects, Summer ’94, ’02.

·       Phys-013: Physics for Scientists and Engineers I, Fall ’01.

·       Phys-014: Physics for Scientists and Engineers II, Spring ’02.

·       Phys-015: Introduction to Modern Physics, Spring ’00.

·       Phys-023: General Physics Laboratory, Fall ’94.

·       Phys-092: Dept. Honors (senior), Fall ’95.

·       Phys-178: Electricity and Magnetism I, Fall ’92.

·       Phys-179: Electricity and Magnetism II, Spring ’93.

·       Phys-192: Introduction to Mathematical Physics I, Fall ’92–97, ’04–06, ’08–14.

·       Phys-193: Introduction to Mathematical Physics II, Spring ’93–98, ’05–06, ’09–15.

Graduate Courses:

·       Phys-204: Electricity and Magnetism I, Fall ’92.

·       Phys-205: Electricity and Magnetism II, Spring ’93.

·       Phys-214: Electromagnetic Theory I, Fall ’15–17.

·       Phys-215: Electromagnetic Theory II, Spring ’16–18.

·       Phys-216: Mathematical Methods I, Fall ’92–97, ’04–06, ’08–14.

·       Phys-217: Mathematical Methods II, Spring ’93–98, ’05–06, ’09–15.

·       Phys-220: Quantum Mechanics I, Fall ’93–06, ’08–14.

·       Phys-221: Quantum Mechanics II, Spring ’94–06, ’09–16.

·       Phys-228: Fundamental Particle Physics I, Fall ’11.

·       Phys-229: Fundamental Particle Physics II, Spring ’12.

·       Phys-238: Theoretical Physics I, Fall ’98–00.

·       Phys-239: Theoretical Physics II, Spring ’99.

·       Math-245: Methods of Applied Math. I, Fall ’96–97, ’05.

·       Math-246: Methods of Applied Math. II, Spring ’97–98, ’06.

·       Phys-266: Advanced Mathematical Methods I, Fall ’02.

·       Phys-267: Advanced Mathematical Methods II, Spring ’03.

·       Phys-279: Advanced Field Theory I, Spring ’05.

·       Phys-281: Introduction to High Energy Physics, Spring ’93.


Strayer University
Undergraduate Courses:

·       MAT100: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Q3,4 ’05.

·       MAT105: Introduction to College Mathematics, Q2 ’06.

·       MAT200: Fundamentals of Mathematics, Q1,2 ’05, Q1 ’06.

Graduate:

·       MAT540: Quantitative Methods, Q1-4 ’05, Q1,4 ’06.


Delaware State University
Undergraduate Courses:

·       Math-121: College Algebra, Spring ’07.

·       Math-351: Differential Equations, Spring ’07.

Graduate:

·       Math-551: Ordinary Differential Equations, Fall ’07.

·       Math-641: Combinatorics, Spring ’07–’08.

·       Phys-525: Thermodynamics and Kinetic Theory, Spring ’08.

·       Phys-655: Computational Methods, Fall ’07.

·       Math-871: Complex Analysis II, Spring ’08.


Novi Sad University
BSc/MSc Program Course:

·       High-Energy Physics (block-course), Spring ’08–15.


Invited Talks [Basic][Positions][Teaching][Services][Grants][Publications]

·       Non-minimal SU(5)-model with a 75
» International Summer-School in High Energy Physics Kupari, Yugoslavia; 9/83.

·       Elementary Particle Physics and Gauge Theories
» Summer Camp “Letenka”, University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; 06/84.

·       Frontiers of Contemporary Elementary Particle-Cosmology
» University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia; 12/85.

·       Preons from Superstrings
» Second Workshop on Fundamental Physics Humacao, Puerto Rico; 3/86.

·       Calabi-Yau Manifolds
» University of Vienna, Austria; 6/86.

·       Theory of Unified Nuclei?
» International Conference on Nuclear Structure, Reactions and Symmetries, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; 6/86.

·       Construction of Calabi-Yau Manifolds
» IV Adriatic Meeting, Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia; 6/86.

·       Manifold Compactification of Superstrings
» Summer Workshop in High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6/86.

·       Do Superstrings Lead to Quarks or Preons ?
» University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece; 6/87.

·       Superstrings on Calabi-Yau Manifolds
» University of Crete, Iraklion, Greece; 6/87.

·       Polynomial Deformations and Cohomology on Calabi-Yau Manifolds
» Summer Workshop in High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; 6/87
» University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA; 9/87
» University of Texas A&M, College Station, TX, USA; 9/87.

·       Phenomenology of Superstring Theories
» the “Rudjer Boskovic” Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Yugoslavia; 6/87.

·       Superstrings and Cohomology of Calabi-Yau Manifolds
» University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; 9/87.

·       Possible Transitions Among (Many of) Calabi-Yau Vacua
» CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; 6/88;
» Summer School on High Energy Physics and Cosmology, ICTP, Trieste, Italy; June-6/88.

·       Finite Distances Between Distinct Calabi-Yau Vacua
» California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA; 6/88.

·       Connected Calabi-Yau Compactifications
» University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; 9/89;
» Fermilab, Batavia, USA; 6/89.

·       Unified Calabi-Yau Compactifications
» the “Rudjer Boskovic” Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Yugoslavia; 6/89;
» the Enrico Fermi Institute, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, USA; 6/89.

·       Sigma-Model vs. Point Field Description of Compactification
» Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Wien, Wien, Austria; 9/89.

·       Chameleonic Sigma-Models
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/90;
» The Los Alamos Theory Group, Los Alamos, NM, USA; 6/90.

·       Topology Changing Sigma-Models
» Oklahoma State University, Norman, OK, USA; 6/89.

·       Realistic Superstring Compactifications
» Oklahoma State University, Norman, OK, USA; 6/89.

·       Elusive Conifolds (Sick Landau-Ginzburg Models)
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/90.

·       Cohomology Computation through Advanced Magic
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/90.

·       Web of Topologically Distinct Calabi-Yau 3-Folds
» MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/90.

·       Stringy Cosmic Strings
» University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 6/91.

·       Calabi-Yau Cosmic Yarn
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/91.

·       Possibly Realistic String Theories
» The National Tsing-Hua University Physics Dept., Hsinchu, Taiwan; 6/91.

·       Gravitation and Quantum Physics of the Real World: Strings
» Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan; 6/91.

·       A Generalized Construction of Mirror Models
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/92.

·       Spacetime Variable Calabi-Yau Vacua
» MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/92.

·       An SL(2)-Action and Lefschetz Decomposition of Jacobian Rings
» Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; 6/92.

·       On Springs, Strings and Sphinx
» Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; October ’92.

·       Of Cosmic Yarn - Or, From Strings to Cosmic Strings
» Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; December ’92.

·       Mirror Landau-Ginzburg Models
» University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA; 6/93.

·       Calabi-Yau Cosmic Strings
» Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA; April ’93.

·       The Mirror Symmetry of Manifolds with K=0 may Nevertheless be Trivial
» AMS Meeting in Lexington, KY; 6/94.

·       Partition Functions for Supersymmetric and Calabi-Yau Models
» University of Maryland, College Park, MD; April ’94.

·       Mirror Symmetry for Algebraic Varieties - Benefits from String Theory
» Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; October ’94.

·       The Origins of Mirror Symmetry for Algebraic Varieties
» Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA; March 1995.

·       Life, Death and Resurrection of Chargeless Matter (from Superstrings)
» University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; December ’95.

·       A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Superstring Jump Gates and Other Worlds
» University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA; 6/96.
» Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany; 6/96.

·       A Stringy Singular Cohomology
» Mathematische Institut, Oberwolfach, Germany; 6/96.

·       Generic and Unusual Superstring Vacua
» Institut für Theoretische Physik, Univ. Hannover, Germany; 6/96.

·       A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Superstring Jump Gates and Other Worlds
» Physics Department, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; 4/97.

·       Quantum Mechanics is Either Non-Linear of Non-Introspective
» University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada; 4/97.

·       A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Superstring Jump Gates and Other Worlds
» Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary; 6/97.
» Theory Division, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland; 6/97.

·       String Theory as a Theory of Mapping of Riemann Surfaces
» Department of Mathematics, Howard University; 11/97.

·       The Lefschetz SL2 Action and its Mirror
» Department of Physics, Johns Hopkins University; 2/98.

·       Conifolds in the Linear Sigma Model
» Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University; 2/98.

·       Through Strings to Cosmic Strings, and Why
» Math and Physics Clubs, Hampden-Sydney College; 3/98.

·       A Ubiquitous SL(2,C)2 Mirror Symmetry in (2,2) Supersymmetry
» Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Tamkang University, Tamkang, Taiwan, 7/98.

·       The Category of Superstring Target Spaces
» Workshop on Geometry and Physics, Hsinchu University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, 7/98.

·       Ubiquitous SL(2,C) Mirror Symmetry in (2,2)-Supersymmetry
» Department of Physics, Hannover University, Hannover, Germany; 7/98;
» Department of Physics, Humbolt University, Berlin, Germany; 7/98.

·       A Hitchhiker's Guide to Superstring Jump Gates and Other Worlds
» Physics Department, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, 9/98.

·       Warning: a (2,2)-Supersymmetric Epidemic!
» Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA,11/98
» Department of Physics, CalTech, Pasadena, CA,12/98.

·       Warning: a (2,2)-Supersymmetric Epidemic is Spreading!
» Department of Physics, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL10/99
» Department of Physics, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL10/99.

·       SEUSS: Singular, Eclectic and Uncharted Stringy Spacetimes
» Department of Physics, CalTech, Pasadena, CA, 12/00
» Department of Physics, Virginia Tech. University, Blacksburg, VA, 02/02.

·       Space-Time in String Theory and Related Models
» Institut fuer Physik, Vienna, Austria, 01/03;
» The “Rudjer Boskovic” Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia, 01/03.

·       de Sitter Brane Worlds from String Theory
» Zavod za Fiziku, PMF, Zagreb, Croatia, 01/03.

·       Stringy Spacetimes - A Warp Ten Review
» Annual Conference of the National Society of Black Physicists, Atlanta, GA, 02/03;
» Mathematics Department, American University, Washington, DC, 02/03.

·       Stringy Brane Worlds Near Naked Singularities
» 9th Adriatic Meeting: "Particle Physics and the Universe", Dubrovnik, Croatia, 09/03.

·       de Sitter Brane Worlds from String Theory
» Institut za Fiziku, Beograd, Serbia, 09/03.

·       Prostor-vreme-materija, s pogledom u novi milenijum (Space-Time-Matter, With a View Into the New Millennium); clanak u Astronomiji.
» University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, 09/03.

·       A Dynamical “ET” Censorship in Stringy Brane-Worlds
» Department of Physics & Astronomy, Howard University, Washington DC, 10/03.

·       Stringy de Sitter Brane Worlds (Dressing Naked Singularities in a Little Nothing)
» International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 07/04

·       (Super)Strings: A Theory of More Than Everything
» International Conference for Physics Students, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro, 08/04.

·       Supersymmetry in Superstrings’ Foundations
» Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, 02/05.

·       On Superspace Description of Representations of Supersymmetry
» AMS Meeting, University of Oregon, Eugene, 03/05.

·       On Graph-Theoretic Identifications of Adinkras, Supersymmetry Representations and Superfields
» Department of Mathematics, Howard University, Washington, 01/06.

·       Graph Theory and Supersymmetry
» Delaware State University, Delaware, 05/06.

·       Enough is Enough: Getting Susy to Behave
» at “BIRS Workshop: Off-shell Supersymmetry via Graph Theory and Superspace”, BANFF, Canada, 07/06.

·       A Picturebook of N-extended Supersymmetry in the 1-Dimensional World of Time
» Department of Physics and Department of Mathematics, University of Washington, Seattle, 06/07.

·       Off-Shell Representations of Supersymmetry via Graphs, Topology and Codes
» Department of Physics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, 09/07.

·       Towards a Theory of (More Than) Everything, a mini-course
» Department of Physics, School of Natural Sciences, Novi Sad, Serbia, 06/08.

·       Space-Time-Matter, at the Dawn of the Third Millennium
» Planetarium, Novi Sad, Serbia, 06/08.

·       Superspace: An Algebraic Variety (invited talk at the “Geometric Analysis: Present and Future” conference)
» Department of Mathematics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 09/01/08.

·       From Superstrings and Things to Everything Else and Beyond, for general audience
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/11/08.

·       Building Blocks of Supersymmetry, a colloquium
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/12/08.

·       Extra! Extra! Extra Dimensions! Room Enough for Many Worlds! (@YouTube), for general audience
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/17/09.

·       A Realistic Superstring-Inspired Brane-World Cosmology, a colloquium
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/18/09.

·       On Springs, SuperThings and the Sphinx: a Quest for Dimensions, a colloquium
» Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, 12/02/09.

·       Is Reality a Matrix?, a colloquium
» Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, 2/17/10.

·       Through the Looking-Glass, and What Physics is Found There, a colloquium
» Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, 11/17/10.

·       Rutherford-ovo otkrice atomskog jezgra: legat fundamentalne fizike, a colloquium
» Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, 05/13/11.

·       Discovering the Nucleus of the Indivisible, for general audience
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/29/11.

·       When License In Scientific Inquiry Turns Poetic, a colloquium
» Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/30/11.

·       Through the Looking Glass, and What Mathematics Lurks There, a colloquium
» Department of Mathematics, Howard University, Washington, DC, 01/27/12.

·       Božja čestica: delić koji nedostaje ili kost u grlu?, for general audience
» Festival nauke, Novi Sad, 12–13 Maj 2012.

·       Off-Shell Supermultiplets and Error Correcting Codes
» VA-DC-MD String and Particle Theory Meeting, Charlottesville, October 6, 2012.

·       Off-Shell Supermultiplets
» Topical Conference on Elementary Particles, Astrophysics, and Cosmology, Fort Lauderdale, December 13-20, 2012.

·       The Real Worlds-Wide-Web
» SPS Zone 6 Meeting, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, April 12-14, 2013.

·       On Square-Roots of Nothing, Supersymmetry and Error-Correcting Encryption
» Department of Mathematics, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, April 18, 2013

·       Kvantna supersimetrija i binarna enkripcija
» Department of Physics, University of Zagreb, Croatia, May 21, 2013

·       Mreža Calabi-Yau Mnogostrukosti/The Real World Wide Web
» The “Rudjer Bošković” Institute of Physics, Zagreb, Croatia, May 23, 2013

·       Effective Symmetries: Clues and Surprises
» Department of Physcis and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, October 22, 2014.

·       Effective Symmetries: Signs, Signals and Surprises
» Department of Mathematics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, April 09, 2015.

·       Through the Looking Glass: When the Mirror Image Grows Up
» Department of Physics, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, September 30, 2015.

·       Generalized Complete Intersections and Novel Calabi-Yau Varieties
» Department of Mathematics, Howard University, Washington, DC, February 19, 2016.

·       Novel Ricci-Flat Ground States
» Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, February 28, 2016.

·       Od stringova do ’brana i svega ostalog (From Strings and ’branes to everything else) [@YouTube]
» Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, May 13, 2016.

·       Sinhronicitet u matematičkim i fizičkim otkrićima: slučajnost ili smisao? (Sinchronicity in mathematical and physical discoveries: serendipity or significance?)
» Department of Mathematics, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, May 14, 2016.
   Inaugural talk of the Society of Mathematicians of Novi Sad.

·       Novel Calabi-Yau n-Fold Features and Constructions
» Focus Program on Topology, Stratified Spaces and Particle Physics | Workshop on Singular Spaces in String and M-theory
   The Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada, August 15-19, 2016.

·       Evidence for Non-Convex Mirror Manifolds
» Department of Physics, Virginia Tech. University, Blacksburg, VA, October 06, 2016.
» Department of Physics, Brown University, Providence, RI, December 14, 2016.

·       Novel Ricci-Flat Ground States, Part 2
» Department of Physics and Astronomy, Howard University, Washington, DC, February 8, 2017.

·       Evidence for (Infinitely Diverse) Non-Convex Mirrors [video]
» Southeastern Regional Mathematical String Theory Meeting, Virginia Tech. University, Blacksburg, VA, October 07, 2017.

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 17: Library 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, 08–15, 17: 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
AY17: Faculty Representative for Natural Sciences Division Executive Council

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

@M.S. (04/17/17): Dr. Malik Mansoor (advisor: T. Hübsch)

Dark Matter


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)
Summer 2016: Filip Bergabo (University of Connecticut, CT)

 

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

 

University of Maryland

RIT on Geometry and Physics

Co-host and presenter; see the project web-site for activity and presentations, current and archived since 2014.

 

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

·       What is the Universe Made of? with K. Kumar, at the ΦBK workshop for Washington DC Science Teachers; Howard University, Washington, DC, USA; 6/94.

·       Physics popularizing lectures with W.Pinkney, at the Oxon Hill High School, MD; 8/94

·       Physics popularizing lectures at the Gibbs Elementary School Career Awareness Day, Washington DC; 3/96.

·       Science project judging at the Harriet Tubman Elementary School Science Fair, Washington DC; 3/96.

·       Physics popularizing lectures at the Greenbelt Elementary School Career Focus Day, Greenbelt MD; 3/98.

·       Science demonstrations for the Science Discover Day, for Minority Women in Science, Washington DC Metropolitan Area Network; 3/00.

·       Prostor-vreme-materija, s pogledom u novi milenijum” (Space-Time-Matter, with a view into the new millennium); clanak u Astronomiji, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 09/03.

·       (Super)Strings: A Theory of More Than Everything
International Conference for Physics Students, Novi Sad, Serbia & Montenegro, 08/04.

·       Space-Time-Matter, at the Dawn of the Third Millennium
Planetarium, Novi Sad, Serbia, 06/08.

·       From Superstrings and Things to Everything Else and Beyond
2008 Goldman Lectures in Mathematical Physics, (public talk for general audience)
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/11/08.

·       Extra! Extra! Extra Dimensions! Room Enough for Many Worlds!
Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/17/09.

·       Discovering the Nucleus of the Indivisible
Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/29/11.

·       Božja čestica: delić koji nedostaje ili kost u grlu?, for general audience
» Festival nauke, Novi Sad, 12–13 Maj 2012.

·       From Strings and Things to Everything Else and Beyond
» The Immanuel Christian School, Springfield VA, March 03, 2015
As a host of the Nifty Fifty program

·       From Strings and Things to Everything Else and Beyond
» The George Mason High School, Falls Church City, VA, December 11, 2015
As a host of the Nifty Fifty program
» The Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, MD, February 25, 2016

Media

·       Extra! Extra! Extra Dimensions: Room Enough for Many Worlds! (@YouTube)
2009 Goldman Lectures in Mathematical Physics, (public talk for general audience)
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, 09/11/09.

·       Interview (Sept. 2009) in UCF’s TV program Zenith (@YouTube; starting 6 minutes into the segment)

·       Interview (May 2012) for RTV Vojvodina program “Dijalog kultura” by Drenka Dobrosavljević
  Part 1: [ info | podcast also | YouTube ], Part 2: [ info | podcast also ]

 

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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