Joshua Samani

Joshua Samani
Lecturer PSOE

Office: PAB 1-707K
Phone: 310-825-5813
E-Mail: [javascript protected email address]

Educational Background: 

Dr. Samani received a B.A. in physics and B.S. in mathematics from UC Berkeley in 2008.  He completed this Ph.D. in 2014 at UCLA on aspects of the AdS/CFT correspondence applied to boundary CFTs, warped AdS spacetimes, and asymptotically Lifshitz black holes.

Dr. Samani joined our faculty in the summer of 2017 to pursue a program of curricular and instructional innovation rooted in research-based principles of teaching and learning.  His efforts will focus on optimizing physics courses to improve student attitudes about and competency in the physicist's approach to solving hard problems, integrating computational instruction into the physics curriculum, and spearheading initiatives to increase the performance and retention of underrepresented populations in physics.