Graduate student Eric Dzienkowski has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive a DOE Office of Science Graduate Fellowship award! This prestigious DOE SCGF award provides three years of fellowship support, tuition and fees, and a research allowance.
The program was established to support outstanding students who pursue graduate training in fundamental research areas, including Physics. The DOE seeks to encourage the development of the next generation of scientific talent in the U.S. who will pursue careers in critical research and academia.
Eric is working with Professor David Berenstein studying the dynamics of matrix models and in particular how they thermalize. Their goal is to understand how matrix models provide a model of emergent geometry by using the gauge/gravity correspondence. This will help in the study of the black hole information paradox.