I am a theoretical physicist, specializing in areas of string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, and quantum information working at the Department of Phyics at UC, Davis.

I am also part of the new Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics (QMAP). This is an exciting development with focus on bringing together researchers interested in a wide range of topics in theoretical physics.

**Research**

My main area of research interest is in the field of String theory, especially its applications to Quantum Field Theory and Quantum Gravity.

Much of my work has focussed on using the AdS/CFT correspondence both to learn new lessons about quantum gravity and to model strongly interacting quantum field dynamics. My current interests include:

- Entanglement, quantum information, and holography
- Hydrodynamics and non-equilibrium dynamics

You can find more information about my current research interests in my Research pages.

More usefully, you can find my research papers using the INSPIRE HEP search engine: Publication List.

If you are interested in the AdS/CFT correspondence and Entanglement entropy, you may find the recent book I co-authored with Tadashi Takayanagi, Holographic entanglement entropy, a useful reference. For further details see my AdS/CFT correspondence pages.

**Teaching**

In (2020–21) I am teaching

- PHY 215A: Graduate Quantum Mechanics (Fall)
- PHY 260: Introduction to General Relativity (Winter)
- PHY 250: Theoretical Methods in Physics (Spring)

The last of these will be a new course that will introduce students to mathematical methods that are often used in physics, set in context of physics problems.

Find more information about my courses in my Teaching pages.

## Contact

QMAP & Department of Physics University of California, Davis One Shields Avenue Davis, CA 95616 USA

- Office: Physics 449
- Tel: +1 (530) 213 3123
- Email: mukund@physics.ucdavis.edu