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Sebastian Franco

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Sebastian Franco

Associate Professor

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Department
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MR 315
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212-650-7594
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sfranco@ccny.cuny.edu
Sebastian Franco
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  • City College of the City University of New York Physics Department


Associate Professor (2014-present)

 

  • Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology (IPPP)
Durham University
    • Senior Lecturer, equivalent to Associate Professor, Tenured (2014)
    • Lecturer, equivalent to Assistant Professor, Tenured (2011-2014)

 

  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford


Theoretical Physics Group


Postdoctoral Research Associate (original appointment: 2011-2014)
Position held from January to August 2012 while on leave from Durham University.

 

  • Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics University of California, Santa Barbara Postdoctoral Research Associate (2008-2011)

 

  • Princeton University, Department of Physics


Postdoctoral Research Associate (2005-2008)

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Education

 

Ph.D. in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, June 2005.

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Courses Taught

 

  • Physics 55100: Quantum Physics I, Spring 2015
  • V1100: Analytical Dynamics, Fall 2015
  • String Theory, The Graduate Center of the CUNY, Spring 2016

 

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Research Interests

 

Prof. Franco’s main research interests are in theoretical high energy physics. More concretely, he works on String Theory and Quantum Field Theory. His work spans a broad range of topics, ranging from formal aspects of String Theory to new scenarios for physics beyond the Standard Model. He has made seminal contributions in various areas, most notably: String Phenomenology (he introduced Intersecting Braneworlds, which have become one of the most successful and thoroughly studied scenarios connecting String Theory to particle physics), the AdS/CFT correspondence (he discovered the first infinite families of explicit AdS/CFT pairs, drastically changing the status quo of the correspondence), the connection between geometry and quantum field theory in String

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