New faculty spotlight: Thomas Dumitrescu

We are proud to announce the arrival of a new assistant professor, Thomas Dumitrescu.

Professor Dumitrescu has joined the Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics group and the Mani L. Bhaumik Institute for Theoretical Physics. He received a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Columbia University in 2008, and a Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton University in 2013, under the supervision of Professor Nathan Seiberg at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Before coming to UCLA, he was a five-year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University.

Professor Dumitrescu has broad interests in theoretical physics. His research spans many aspects of quantum field theory, including applications to particle and condensed matter physics, as well as supersymmetry, string theory, and mathematical physics. He is particularly interested in developing new theoretical tools for analyzing strongly-coupled quantum field theories, which are beyond the reach of conventional perturbation theory.