Kyle Wright

Postdoctoral Associate Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BSc (hons 1st class) University of Otago; PhD Australian National University

Research Areas: Mathematical physics; Geometric and topological aspects of string theory and M-theory

Kyle Wright is a Postdoctoral Associate in the mathematics department at NYUAD. He obtained his BSc from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Kyle worked as a laboratory technician in New Zealand and then as a consultant in Australia, before undertaking a PhD at the Australian National University. After completing his PhD, Kyle was awarded a kickstart postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian National University.

Kyle's primary research interests lie at the intersection of topology, geometry and physics. He is interested in ‘higher geometry’— investigating the appropriate geometric framework for describing the physics of extended objects (such as strings or membranes). Higher geometry often provides a geometrically natural framework for describing symmetries and dualities, such as T-duality in string theory and U-duality in M-theory.