Rachel Rosen on Black Holes and Alternative Theories of Gravity

In her studies of quantum field theory, Rachel Rosen of Columbia University tackles the black-hole information paradox, alternatives to Einstein's theory of gravity and other puzzles in modern physics.

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Rachel A. Rosen’s research focuses on quantum field theory and its applications to particle physics, gravitational physics and condensed-matter systems.  She is particularly interested in improving our understanding of gravity using the methodology of particle physics.  Her previous work has included the application of effective field theory techniques to various states of matter, from ordinary fluids to new quantum liquids that could exist in the cores of very dense stars. She received her Ph.D. from New York University in 2009 and is a member of the Simons Foundation’s Origins of the Universe project, focusing on cosmology beyond Einstein’s theory