Matthew Benjamin Kleban is an American theoretical physicist who works on string theory and theoretical cosmology. He is a professor of physics at New York University, director of the Center for Cosmology and Particle Physics, and a former member of the Institute for Advanced Study. His contributions to physics include:
- The discovery of the first distinct signature of the black hole singularity in AdS/CFT (with Lukasz Fidkowski, Veronika Hubeny and Stephen Shenker)
- Pioneering work on the subtleties of very late-time cosmology in the presence of a positive cosmological constant, and the "Boltzmann brain" problem (with Lisa Dyson and Leonard Susskind)
- A determination of the effects of cosmic bubble collisions on the microwave background radiation and other cosmological observables.
- Work on the fundamental origin of cosmic inflation.
|Alma mater||Reed College (BA) Stanford University (PhD)|
|Known for||string theory|
|Institutions||New York University|
Institute for Advanced Study
|Doctoral advisor||Stephen Shenker|