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Matthew Lippert

Assistant Professor of Physics

B.S., Yale University (Physics and Mathematics)Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara (Physics)

Description

Before joining the faculty of LIU Brooklyn in 2015, Dr. Lippert was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam.  Prior to that, he held postdoctoral positions at the University of Crete, the Technion, University of Kentucky.

 His research has been focused on the question: In what way is our universe actually a hologram?  The holographic conjecture posits that quantum gravity can be reformulated as a strongly-interacting quantum field theory in one fewer dimension. The past decade has seen an explosion of interest in applying string theory to strongly-coupled quantum systems where conventional techniques are inadequate.

 Dr. Lippert has studied diverse applications of holographic duality to both condensed matter and nuclear physics.  He is an expert on holographic models of the quantum Hall effect, inhomogeneous and disordered states, and strongly interacting anyons.

 More recently, in collaboration with colleagues at LIU, Dr. Lippert has also been investigating ways that astrophysical systems involving strong gravity and high energies, such as binary black hole collisions and pulsar-black hole binaries, to serve as windows on the nearly inaccessible realm of quantum gravity. 

 These two separate research themes overlap in the study of the ultra-dense matter in the core of neutron stars, which has become an especially exciting and topical investigation as a result of the recent observation of a binary neutron star collision.

Specialties

String Theory and Applications of Gauge/Gravity Duality

Publications

    Niko Jokela, Matti Järvinen, and Matthew Lippert. Pinning of holographic sliding stripes. Phys.Rev.D96 (2017) 10, arXiv:1708.07837 [hep-th].

    LIGO-VIRGO collaboration and Partner Astronomy Groups (including LWA Collaboration: Michael Kavic, Chris League, Steve Liebling, John Estes, Matthew Lippert, et al.) Multi-Messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star Merger, ApJ 848 (2017)

    Steve Liebling, Michael Kavic, and Matthew Lippert. Probing Near-Horizon Fluctuations with Black Hole Binary Mergers. Submitted to JHEP. arXiv:1707.02299 [gr-qc].

    Niko Jokela, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Striped anyonic fluids. Phys.Rev.D96 (2017) 046016, arXiv:1706.05006 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Matti Järvinen, and Matthew Lippert. Holographic sliding stripes. Phys.Rev.D95 (2017) 086006, arXiv:1612.07323 [hep-th].

    John Estes, Michael Kavic, Matthew Lippert, and John Simonetti. Shining light on quantum gravity with pulsar-black hole binaries. ApJ 837 (2017) no.1, 87, arXiv:1607.00018 [hep-th].

    Yago Bea, Niko Jokela, Matthew Lippert, Alfonso Ramallo and Dimitrios Zoakos. Flux and Hall states in ABJM with dynamical flavors. JHEP 1503 (2015) 9, arXiv:1411.3335 [hep-th].

    Fotios Dimitrakopoulos, Ben Freivogel, Matthew Lippert, and I-Sheng Yang. Instability corners in AdS space. JHEP 1508 (2015) 77, arXiv:1410.1880 [hep-th].

    Matthew Lippert, Rene Meyer, and Anastasios Tagliotis. A holographic model of the quantum Hall effect. JHEP 1501 (2015) 23, arXiv:1409.1369 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Matti Järvinen, and Matthew Lippert. Gravity dual of spin and charge density waves. JHEP 1412 (2014) 83, arXiv:1408.1397 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Flowing holographic anyonic superfluid. JHEP 1410 (2014) 21, arXiv:1407.3794 [hep-th].

    Oren Bergman, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Magnetic properties of confined holographic QCD. J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 462 (2013) 1, 012030, Proceedings of the 6th Quantum Theory and Symmetries Conference, University of Kentucky.

    Oren Bergman, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Magnetic properties of four dimensional fermions. J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 462 (2013) 1, 012029, Proceedings of the 6th Quantum Theory and Symmetries Conference, University of Kentucky.

    Niko Jokela, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Holographic anyonic superfluidity. JHEP 1310 (2013) 014, arXiv:1307.6336 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Matti Järvinen, and Matthew Lippert. Fluctuations and instabilities of a holographic metal. JHEP 1302 (2013) 007, arXiv:1211.1381 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Gilad Lifschytz, and Matthew Lippert. Magnetic effects in a holographic Fermi-like liquid. JHEP 1205 (2012) 105, arXiv:1204.3914 [hep-th].

    Niko Jokela, Matti Järvinen, and Matthew Lippert. Fluctuations of a holographic quantum Hall fluid. JHEP 1201 (2012) 072, arXiv:1107.3836 [hep-th].