Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist working at the intersection of fluid dynamics, quantum field theory and string theory.  His latest work uses the physics of black holes to study turbulence in quantum liquids.  He is currently working on disorder in many-body systems and pondering the duality between 2d gauge theories and topological 4-manifolds.  Adams earned his AB from Harvard, his MA from Berkeley and his PhD from Stanford before spending three years at Harvard as a Junior Fellow.  In 2006, Adams moved to MIT where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and CTP.

 


Allan Adams


Associate Professor

MIT Dept. of Physics

Center for Theoretical Physics


77 Mass Ave, 6-405

Cambridge, MA 02139

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Recent Projects:


arxiv.org

November 2014



MIT 8.04 on OCW

June 2014



TED2014

April 2014



Phys Rev Lett

April 2014




New England Aquarium

August 2013



and Superfluid Turbulence

Science Magazine

July 2013





News Coverage:

  1. Quantum @ Wired

  2. Turbulence @ NewScientist

  3. Superfluids @ MIT

  4. Superfluids @ Science

  5. Cuttlefish @ NEA

  6. Oceans @ MIT

  7. Secret Life @ NOVA