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Matthew Kleban
Professor of Physics
Chair of the Department of Physics
Ph. D., Stanford, 2003
M.A. University of California Berkeley, 2000
B.A. Reed College
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Phone:(212) 998-8219
Email:mk161 AT
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My research focuses on the intersection between string theory, cosmology, and particle physics. I am interested in the physics of black holes and gravitational thermodynamics, early universe cosmology and its implications for fundamental physics, and in formal aspects of string theory and quantum gravity.
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"When worlds collide." Spencer Chang, Matthew Kleban, Thomas S. Levi . Dec 2007. e-Print Archive: hep-th/0712.2261

"Expanding F-Theory." Matthew Kleban, Michele Redi. May 2007. e-Print Archive: hep-th/0705.2020

"Cosmic 21-cm fluctuations as a probe of fundamental physics." Matthew Kleban, Kris Sigurdson, Ian Swanson. March 2007. e-Print Archive: hep-th/0703215

"Transitions Between de Sitter Minima." Puneet Batra, Matthew Kleban . Dec 2006. e-Print Archive: hep-th/0612083.

"Causality Constrains Higher Curvature Corrections to Gravity." A. Gruzinov, M. Kleban . Dec 2006. e-Print Archive: hep-th/0612015.

"Gravitational Backreaction of Matter Inhomogeneities." A. Gruzinov, M. Kleban , M. Porrati, Michele Redi. e-Print Archive: astro-ph/0609553.

"Observational consequences of a landscape," with Ben Freivogel, Maria Rodriguez Martinez, and Leonard Susskind. JHEP 0603:039,2006, hep-th/0505232.

"Poincare recurrences and topological diversity," with Massimo Porrati and Raul Rabadan. JHEP 0410:030,2004, hep-th/0407192.

"Observational implications of cosmological event horizons," with Nemanja Kaloper and Lorenzo Sorbo. Phys.Lett.B600:7-14,2004, astro-ph/0406099.

"(1+1)-dimensional compactifications of string theory," with Naureen Goheer and Leonard Susskind. Phys.Rev.Lett.92:191601,2004, hep-th/0310120.

"The Black hole singularity in AdS / CFT," with Lukasz Fidkowski, Veronika Hubeny, and Stephen Shenker. JHEP 0402:014,2004, hep-th/0306170.

"Disturbing implications of a cosmological constant," with Lisa Dyson and Leonard Susskind. JHEP 0210:011,2002, hep-th/0208013.

"Signatures of short distance physics in the cosmic microwave background," with Nemanja Kaloper, Albion E. Lawrence, and Stephen Shenker. Phys.Rev.D66:123510,2002, hep-th/0201158.