## Members

Name | Keshav Dasgupta |

Affiliation | |

Phone (1) | 5143986498 |

Areas of research (1) | String Theory, Mathematical Physics, High Energy Physics |

Area of research (2) | String Cosmology, Mathematics, QCD |

Area of research (3) | Knot Theory, Algebraic and Differential Geometry |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (1) | Henry Maxfield (2018) |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (2) | Ryo Namba (2018) |

Postdoctoral Fellows with dates (current and since last year) (3) | James Sully (2018) |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (1) | Maxim Emelin (2018, PhD Physics) |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (2) | Anh-Khoi Trinh (2018, MSc Physics) |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (3) | Jake Elituv (2018, MSc Physics) |

Students with dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (4) | Mir Mehdi Faruk |

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (1) | P. Ramadevi (May 2018, IIT Mumbai, India) |

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (2) | Aalok Misra (June 2018, IIT Roorkee, India) |

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (3) | N. D Haridass (July 2018, TIFR, Hyderabad, India) |

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (4) | Andrew Frey (May 2018, Univ of Winnipeg) |

Visiting Researchers with exact dates (current and since last year) and affiliation (5) | Scott Watson (May 2018, Syracuse University) |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (1) | Renormalization Group Flow, Stability, and Bulk Viscosity in a Large N Thermal QCD Model; Phys.Rev. D95 (2017) no.8, 086018 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (2) | Knot invariants and M-theory: Hitchin equations, Chern-Simons actions, and surface operators; Phys.Rev. D95 (2017) no.2, 026010 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (3) | Fermions on the antibrane: Higher order interactions and spontaneously broken supersymmetry; Phys.Rev. D95 (2017) no.2, 026003 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (4) | Quantum corrections and the de Sitter swampland conjecture; JHEP 1901 (2019) 145 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (5) | Bulk viscosity at extreme limits: From kinetic theory to strings; arXiv:1807.04713 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (6) | Non-Kahler Deformed Conifold, Ultra-Violet Completion and Supersymmetric Constraints in the Baryonic Branch; arXiv:1805.03676 |

Selected Recent Publications (past 2 years only) (7) | On Bulk Viscosity at Weak and Strong 't Hooft Couplings; arXiv:1807.07950 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (1) | "Topological field theory and M-Theory", Univ of Chicago, Apr 15, 2018 |

Recent Invited Talks and Lectures (past year only) (2) | "Does String Theory Allow de Sitter Vacua?", Ohio State University; Oct 27, 2018 |