Congratulations to Dr. Bradly Button!
Congratulations to Bradly Button for successfully defending his PhD dissertation on "Applications of the Holographic Principle in String Theory."
"String theory has recently suggested that there is a powerful calculational tool that can assist our understanding of strongly coupled field theories such as nuclear physics at low temperature. The gauge/gravity duality of string theory postulates that in some cases, a strongly coupled field theory (a gauge theory) is related to a different weakly coupled gravitational theory where perturbation theory is meaningful. In this dissertation, the question of how different reducible representations of mesons manifest themselves in a gravitational theory is explored and distinct observables are discussed. As another example of the gauge/gravity duality, this work explores how the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy and Hawking temperature for the Kerr-Sen black hole can be calculated using an induced one-dimensional conformal field theory with conformal anomaly."
— Vincent Rodgers, PhD advisor
Dr. Button has accepted a tenure-track faculty position in the department of Mathematics at The University of Houston-Victoria.