Vijay Balasubramanian

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Vijay Balasubramanian is the Cathy and Marc Lasry Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. He studied physics and computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Princeton University. His research extends across theoretical physics from string theory to biophysics and involves questions concerning information, computation, and complexity, and the role that they play in systems ranging from black holes to brain circuits.


Are black holes really two dimensional?

The insights of a provocative connection between general relativity and quantum field theory, called the AdS/CFT correspondence, have been extended to rotating black holes that can occur astrophysically. Read More »


The Mechanical Struggle behind Adaptive Immunity

A study of the mechanical forces in certain immune cells may give new insights into how organisms deal with ever-evolving pathogens. Read More »