Professor Prem Kumar
Personal Chair
Physics
Telephone: (01792) 602283
Room: Office - 515A
Fifth Floor
Vivian Building
Singleton Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Quantum Field Theory
  • String Theory
  • AdS/CFT correspondence
  • Black Holes
  • Thermal Field Theory
  • Supersymmetric Gauge Theories
  • Random Matrix Models

Publications

  1. David, J., Hollowood, T., Khetrapal, S., Kumar, S. Chaos bound in Bershadsky-Polyakov theory Journal of High Energy Physics 2019 10
  2. Kumar, P. ZN gauge theories coupled to topological fermions: QED2 with a quantum mechanical θ angle Physical Review B 100 11
  3. Kumar, P., Muller, M. Symmetry-protected topological phases in lattice gauge theories: Topological QED2 Physical Review D 99 1
  4. Kumar, P. Roton-phonon excitations in Chern-Simons matter theory at finite density Journal of High Energy Physics 2018 12
  5. Kumar, P. Nonequilibrium dynamics of the O(N ) model on dS3 and AdS crunches Journal of High Energy Physics 2018 3

See more...

Teaching

  • PH-127 The Quantum World

    This module provides a first introduction to the essential concepts of quantum mechanics.

  • PH-320 Foundations of Astrophysics

    The module is aimed at acquainting students with the contents of the Universe at large and enabling them to construct simple models of stars and galaxies.

  • PH-M24 Research Project

    Students will perform individual projects based on advanced Physics topics.

Supervision

  • Aspects of Chaos and Integrability in String- and M-theory (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Carlos Nunez
  • Holographic complexity of crunching AdS space-times (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Adi Armoni
  • Field theory dualities in 2+1 dimensions. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Adi Armoni
    Other supervisor: Prof Carlos Nunez
  • Modern Topics in Scalar Field Cosmology (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Gianmassimo Tasinato
  • ''String duals of near-conformal gauge theories and some cosmological applications'' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Ivonne Zavala Carrasco