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DeWolfe, Oliver M Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Prof. DeWolfe is interested in string theory, quantum field theory and general relativity. He is primarily focused on two areas: investigating string theory as a theory of quantum gravity ultimately responsible for the forces and particles of the universe and the nature of space and time, and using string-inspired models to explore phenomena related to particle, nuclear and condensed matter physics. The tools of his research are supergravity, brane physics and the gauge/gravity correspondence.

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  • string theory and supergravity, their applications to other phenomena via holography, particle physics and quantum field theory

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • PHYS 7230 - Statistical Mechanics Classical and quantum statistical theory, including study of both equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems. Topics covered include kinetic theory, degenerate gases, macrocanonical and grand canonical ensembles, and irreversible processes. Department enforced prerequisite: advanced undergraduate quantum mechanics course. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Spring 2019 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 4230 - Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics Statistical mechanics applied to macroscopic physical systems; statistical thermodynamics, classical thermodynamics systems; applications to simple systems. Examines relationship of statistical to thermodynamic points of view. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Fall 2018 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 7230 - Statistical Mechanics Classical and quantum statistical theory, including study of both equilibrium and nonequilibrium systems. Topics covered include kinetic theory, degenerate gases, macrocanonical and grand canonical ensembles, and irreversible processes. Department enforced prerequisite: advanced undergraduate quantum mechanics course. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)
  • PHYS 8990 - Doctoral Dissertation All doctoral students must register for not fewer than 30 hours of dissertation credit as part of the requirements for the degree. For a detailed discussion of doctoral dissertation credit, refer to the Graduate School section. (Spring 2018 UC Boulder)

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International Activities

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