College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

# Vincent G. J. Rodgers

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Education:

Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1985

Office:

513 VAN

Office Phone:

(319) 335-1219

Research Interests:

Theoretical particle physics; string theory.

Research:

- 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