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Eric D'Hoker

Distinguished Professor,
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics

Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Office: 4-929 Physics & Astronomy Bldg.
Phone: (310) 825-3514


Aspen Center for Physics

  • President, 1998-2001
  • Member Board of Trustees, 1989




Educational Background:

  • Ph.D., Princeton, 1981
  • B.A. and B.Sc., Ecole Polytechnique, France, 1978

Research Interests:

My principal research interest is in theoretical aspects of elementary particle physics, especially in supersymmetric quantum field theory, supergravity, superstring theory and its non-perturbative extension called M-theory. I have occasionally worked on topics in pure mathematics and on topics related to condensed matter physics. The goal of string theory, and its non-perturbative extension M-theory, is to achieve a complete unification of all matter and forces, including gravity, in a scheme consistent with quantum mechanics and general relativity. Much of my research has dealt with understanding the dynamics of superstring theories, trying to establish their consistency, and finding their connection with quantum field theory and known particle physics.



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