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Shamit Kachru Physics

Shamit Kachru is interested in the physics of string theory and M theory. His previous work has focused on stringy modifications of geometry, duality and exact results in supersymmetric compactifications, and supersymmetry breaking. Most recently, he has been doing research at the interface between string theory and cosmology.

Awards

ACIPA Outstanding Young Physicist Prize, 2008.

Bergmann Memorial Award, 1999.

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1998.

Department of Energy Outstanding Junior Investigator Award, 1997.

Relevant Publications

S. Kachru and E. Silverstein, "4d conformal field theories and strings on orbifolds," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 80, no. 22, pp. 4855, Jun. 1998.

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Appointment

Associate Fellow Cosmology & Gravity

Institution

Stanford UniversityDepartment of Physics

Education

PhD Princeton

AB Harvard University

Country

United States

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