The PDF version of my CV can be found here.
PERSONAL INFORMATION
Full Name: Behrad Taghavizanjani
Address:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook
NY 11790, USA
E-mail: Behrad.Taghavizanjani@StonyBrook.edu
Cell: +1 (631) 353-2120
EDUCATION
- Doctor of Philosophy, Physics September 2014-Present
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA
- Bachelor of Science, Physics September 2010- July 2014
University of Tehran,Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Thesis: “A Review on Quantum Decoherence”
Advisor: Dr. Mahdiyar Noorbala
HONORS & AWARDS
- Ranked 1st amongst the class of 2014, Department of Physics, University of Tehran.
- Ranked 47th in nationwide graduate school (M.Sc.) entrance exam in physics amongst more than 8000 participants.
- Honors Student, University of Tehran.
- Top 1% in nationwide university entrance exam amongst more than 300,000 participants.
- Semifinalist in the National Physics Olympiad, Young Scholars Club.
- Semifinalist in the National Astrophysics & Astronomy Olympiad, Young Scholars Club.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
- Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. MirFaez Miri
Department of Physics, University of Tehran.
–Conducted literature review under the supervision of Dr. MirFaez Miri on revised rate equation for chemical reactions in non-dilute environments, such as the core of a cell. I learned much about correlation functions and their mathematical properties through this project. - Undergraduate Research Assistant, Dr. Mahdiyar Noorbala
Department of Physics, University of Tehran.
–Worked under the supervision of Dr. Mahdiyar Noorbala on the significance of coarse-graining and the role of decoherence in the emergence of the arrow of time. I performed literature review on quantum decoherence and how it leads to a solution for the “preferred basis problem” in quantum mechanics. I learned in depth about the statistical mechanics of closed multipartite quantum systems and the importance of quantum entanglement in many-body quantum systems.
PRESENTATIONS
- Detecting Entanglement Among Many Particles
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University.
–Entanglement of multipartite systems is desired for precision interferometry, quantum computing, and fundamental tests of quantum mechanics. In a system of only a few particles, physicists can evaluate the entanglement by mapping out all particle correlations. However, the number of measurements needed for this so-called quantum tomography grows exponentially with the number of particles. Researchers have formulated other entanglement measures, but they only apply to specific types of multipartite entangled states. In this talk, I explained a new criterion introduced by L¨uke et. al. Their method involves measuring the sum of all the individual spins in a large ensemble of particles, and then, evaluating its fluctuations. Compared to previous work, the criterion that L¨uke and colleagues use is sensitive to a wider range of entangled states. - Large Extra Dimensions and Grand Unification at the Electroweak Scales
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Stony Brook University.
–In this presentation, I briefly reviewed the “Kaluza-Klien (KK) Theory” and the “Localization on topological defects” paradigm which can pave the way for understanding the Large Extra Dimensions (LED) paradigm. Then, I reviewed the simplest LED theory – that of Arkani-Hamed, Dimopoulos, and Dvali (ADD) – and attempted to explain some phenomena, including hierarchy of scales and proton stability using this theory. Finally, in the third part of my talk, I briefly discussed other LED scenarios and recent experimental efforts in LHC and IceCube to search for the large extra dimensions. - Statistical Physics and Network Theory
Department of physics, University of Tehran.
–In this presentation, I reviewed developments in the field of statistical mechanics of networks, including the small-world effect, degree distributions, clustering, network correlations, phase transitions, random graph models, models of network growth and preferential attachment, and dynamical processes taking place on networks.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
- Instructor, Classical Physics Laboratory I, Stony Brook University.
– Taught calculus-based introductory physics lab to 16 undergraduate students in Science and Engineering majors. - Instructor, Physics for Life Sci Lab II, Stony Brook University.
– Taught noncalculus-based introductory physics lab to 48 undergraduate students in Life Sciences majors. - Teaching Assistant, Advanced Quantum Physics, Stony Brook University.
– Graded homeworks for 25 advanced Physics and Astronomy students. - Instructor, Physics for Life Sci Lab I, Stony Brook University.
– Taught noncalculus-based introductory physics lab to 9 undergraduate students in Life Sciences majors. - Instructor, Physics for Life Sci Lab II, Stony Brook University.
– Taught noncalculus-based introductory physics lab to 28 undergraduate students in Life Sciences majors. - Instructor, Classical Physics Laboratory I, Stony Brook University.
– Taught calculus-based introductory physics lab to 44 and 20 undergraduate students in Science and Engineering majors in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. - Teaching Assistant, Relativity , University of Tehran.
– Held recitation sessions and graded homeworks for 32 undergraduate Physics students. - Teaching Assistant, Mathematical Physics, University of Tehran.
– Held recitation sessions and graded homeworks for 40 undergraduate Engineering Physics students. - Teaching Assistant, Vibrations & Waves in Physics, University of Tehran.
– Held recitation sessions and graded homeworks for 53 undergraduate Physics students.
ACADEMIC SERVICES
- Organizer, 9th Annual University of Tehran Student Physics Conference (PhyDay) hosted by Scientific Society of Physics Students.
- Chief Member, Scientific Society of Physics Students, University of Tehran.
- Co-founder, Qaemshahr’s Amature Astronomy Society.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
- American Physical Society.
- Physics Society of Iran.
COMPUTER SKILLS
- Programming Languages: C/C++, Python, Fortran.
- Scientific Libraries: MPI, OpenMP, ITensor, Pyraf.
- Mathematical Packages: Matlab, Mathematica.
- General: LaTeX, Linux, Mac OS, Microsoft Windows.
LANGUAGES
- Persian, Mazandarani (Native)
- English (Fluent)
- German, French (Beginner)
REFRENCES
- Mahdiyar Noorbala, Assistant Professor.
Department of Physics, University of Tehran.
+98 (21) 6111-8762, mnoorbala@ut.ac.ir - MirFaez Miri, Assistant Professor.
Department of Physics, University of Tehran.
+98 (21) 6111-8659, mirfaez_miri@ut.ac.ir - Aliakbar Daemi, Research Assistant Professor.
Simons Center for Geometry and Physics
Stony Brook University. +1 (631) 632-815
adaemi@scgp.stonybrook.edu