Maulik Parikh

Title: 
Associate Professor
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The overarching theme of my research is gravity. Gravity is at once our most familiar and least understood force. A century ago, Einstein revealed that gravitation is intimately connected with the curvature of the fabric of space and time. More recently, the study of black holes appears to be pointing to an even more surprising lesson: that our gravitational world might be the hologram cast by a lower-dimensional quantum field theory. My research interests span numerous areas in gravitation, including the foundations of general relativity, the topology of spacetime, black holes, theoretical cosmology, the physics of event horizons, and the gravitational aspects of quantum theories of gravity, particularly string theory.

Home Dept: 
Physics
Category: 
Faculty
Degree Info: 
Ph.D., Princeton University
Area of Study: 
Theoretical high-energy physics, gravity.
Office Room: 
Goldwater 518
Phone: 
(480) 727-8081

Selected Publications

Maulik Parikh and Prasant Samantray . 2012 . Rindler-AdS/CFT . . .
Brian Greene, Janna Levin, and Maulik Parikh . 2011 . Brane-World Motion in Compact Dimensions . Class. Quant. Grav. . 28 . 155013
Maulik Parikh, Prasant Samantray, and Erik Verlinde . 2011 . Rotating Rindler-AdS Space . . .
Justin Khoury and Maulik Parikh . 2009 . Mach's Holographic Principle . Phys. Rev. D . 80 . 084004
Maulik Parikh . 2004 . A Secret Tunnel Through the Horizon . Gen. Rel. Grav. . 36 . 2419
Maulik Parikh, Ivo Savonije, and Erik Verlinde . 2003 . Elliptic De Sitter Space . Phys. Rev. D . 67 . 064005
Maulik Parikh and Frank Wilczek . 2000 . Hawking Radiation as Tunneling . Phys. Rev. Lett. . 85 . 5042
Maulik Parikh and Frank Wilczek . 1998 . An Action for Black Hole Membranes . Phys. Rev. D . 58 . 064011