Gregory C. Levine
Gregory C. Levine earned a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University in 1989 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Texas Center for Superconductivity before joining the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Hofstra University in 1993. In 2004 Professor Levine was appointed a KITP Scholar at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California. He is an associate physicist in the Condensed Matter Theory Group at Brookhaven National Laboratory and has been a visiting scientist at the Aspen Center for Physics.
Professor Levine has written more than 20 journal articles in the fields of strongly correlated systems (such as superconductivity and low dimensional magnetism), quantum information and quantum computing. He has twice received research grants from Research Corporation’s Cottrell College Science Awards, the most recent of which supports the research described in this article.
Regarding his interest in horizon entropy and quantum information, Professor Levine says, “There are many wild new ideas in theoretical physics, and my natural tendency is to spend all my time learning about them without any pretense of doing research. Fortunately, research can sometimes be used as a kind of excuse to learn about an interesting subfield of physics. Browsing through Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime, a research monograph concerned with Hawking radiation from black holes, I was shocked to see an equation identical to one from the theory of superconductivity. It was like stumbling across a brownie recipe in the middle of an IRS tax document – something utterly familiar that made me believe this subject might not be as complex as it seemed.”
Hofstra Horizons Articles
- Spring 2007: Entropy, Quantum Information and Entanglement