Professor, Physics & Astronomy
Preferred: (408) 924-5257
Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-Los Angeles, 1998
Bachelor of Science, Physics, Stanford Univ, California, United States, 1992
My research is in the field of quantum foundations. (Previously, I have also specialized
in experimental high-intensity laser-matter interactions, but all of my research is
now in theoretical physics.) I am particularly interested in time-symmetric and causally-neutral
approaches, working towards the ultimate goal of reframing quantum theory in a manner
fully compatible with general relativity.
My specific research projects concern simple Lagrangian-based classical models that
exhibit quantum-like behavior, and exploring basic deviations from strict classical
theory that might lead to realistic explanations of quantum phenomena. These projects
are currently being pursued by graduate students at SJSU, and the simplest models
might be appropriate for undergraduates as well.