Lucas is a graduate student at the Center for Fundamental Theory and has done research in Mathematical Physics with applications in high energy physics and quantum gravity. Currently, he works on various aspects of entanglement entropy including loop quantum gravity and chaotic quantum systems. After his undergraduate studies in physics & mathematics in Kaiserslautern/Germany and Berlin/Germany, he did his Masters at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo/Canada. Before joining Penn State in fall 2013, he worked for six months at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in Senegal and interned with the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin/Germany focusing on international development policy. Beside his strong interest in mathematical physics, he enjoys learning more about public policy and has been involved in several media projects combining print, video and web (including this blog). He is currently the APS FGSA delegate in the AAAS Science & Human Rights Coalition.
The following video was produced to feature the Institute for Gravitation & the Cosmos on APS TV, an initiative of the American Physical Society.
“The centers have a lot of synergies among them and as a result the institute is much greater than its parts.”
-Abhay Ashtekar, Director of IGC