Associate Professor James Halverson

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Associate Professor of Physics, Northeastern University

Jim Halverson is an Associate Professor of Physics at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

His research focuses on the interface between string theory, particle physics, cosmology, mathematics and deep learning. He is particularly interested in the string landscape and its implications for particle physics and cosmology beyond their standard models. These implications often follow from the structure of extra-dimensional geometries, of which there are many possibilities. Halverson’s research, therefore, requires importing techniques from mathematics and computer science.

Recently, Halverson’s interest in the interface of physics and deep learning has continued to grow. To that end, he is a co-PI and serves on the institute board of the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions (IAIFI) and co-organises Physics ∩ ML.