Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Hugel 100
Dr. Ibrahima Bah

Ibrahima Bah ’06 came to Lafayette as part of the first Posse cohort, asserting his intention to study quantum gravity. He graduated with a B.S. in Physics, an A.B. in Mathematics, Honors in Mathematics/Physics, and a still-fervent desire to study quantum gravity. While at Lafayette, he conducted research in radio astronomy at Columbia University with Dr. Helfand, at Lafayette with Prof. Hoffman, a Research Experience for Undergraduates program with Dr. Rodgers at the University of Iowa, and honors thesis research with Profs. Novaco (in Physics) and Corvino (in Mathematics.) After graduation, he studied for a year at the University of Iowa, then transferred to the University of Michigan where he earned his Ph.D. in Physics in 2012, with a thesis in quantum gravity, or more precisely in holography, AdS/CFT and quantum field theory. He completed Postdoctoral Fellowships at Service de Physique Théorique-Scalay, France, the University of Southern California, and the University of California at San Diego before accepting an assistant professorship at Johns Hopkins University. Thirteen publications authored by him and collaborators have appeared in refereed journals, with several more on the way.

Come join us for lunch (first come, first served) and an informal discussion with Professor Bah where he will be happy to answer any questions you may have!


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