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Science and Mathematics

Physics Colloquium: SU Physics Alumnus Prof. Vincent Rodgers

October 20, 2022 at 3:30pm5:00pm EDT

Physics Building, 202

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The Department of Physics is pleased to welcome Syracuse University Physics Alumnus, Dr. Vincent Rodgers for a colloquium presentation. Vincent Rodgers is the Director of Graduate Studies at the University of Iowa and full professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His present research is at the intersection of string theory and field theory with a focus on developing a gravitational theory (Thomas-Whitehead Gravity) which incorporates the symmetries of string theories in four-dimensional gravity and chiral interactions with fermionic matter. Presently he directs the Diffeomorphisms and Geometry group which has several undergraduate and graduate students. He is also co-director of the LSAMP-IINSPIRE and a co-investigator in Iowa Sciences Academy at the University of Iowa. Vincent is a strong advocate of outreach and public engagement and can often be seen at Hawk-Eyes on Science and Hawk-Eyes in Space venues with colleague Dale Stille.

Research Interests:

Theoretical particle physics; string theory.

  • Topics include string theory with applications in gravitation, cosmology, superstring theories as unified theory, gauge/gravity correspondence
  • Numerical techniques developed for solutions in quantum chromodynamics (QCD), string theory
  • Students also: interact with students at other universities; participate in interdisciplinary work with mathematics department
  • Students develop mathematical skills including analytical, numerical, and symbolic methods
Research areas
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Nuclear and Particle Physics

This event was first published on September 30, 2022 and last updated on October 3, 2022.

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