Associate Professor of Physics
Affiliation: NYU New York
Education: BA Reed College; MA UC Berkeley; PhD Stanford University
Research Areas: String Theory, Early-universe Cosmology, Quantum Physics of Black Holes, Gravitational Singularities
Matthew Kleban is a theoretical physicist working on string theory and early-universe cosmology, with research interests that include the quantum physics of black holes and gravitational singularities. He came to NYU from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Recently he has focused on the possibility of testing theories of fundamental physics with observational cosmology, specifically the multiverse of string theory and the potentially observable traces left by cosmic bubble collisions in the cosmic microwave background radiation.