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Professor Robert De Mello Koch

Position CHAIR IN FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS
QualificationsPhD, MSc, BScHons, BSc(Eng)
Phone 0117176826
Email Robert.DeMelloKoch@wits.ac.za
Organisational Unit School of Physics

 

Qauntum Field Theory, String Theory, Theoretical Physics

 

M y interests lie in the gauge gravity correspondence. In particular, I am interested in studying the properties of operators that have large bare dimension. These operators are dual to giant gravitons or new spacetime geometries. By studying the field theory the hope is that we will learn more about quantum gravity. The main technical challenge is to deal with the huge explosion of Feynman diagrams that need to be summed. I approach this problem using group representation theory.

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