Current Member

Melanie Becker

Affiliation
Natural Sciences
Field of Study
String Theory
Home Institution
Texas A & M University

Melanie Becker works in Abelian and non-Abelian tensor models with the goal of constructing an action of eleven-dimensional supergravity, including all the massive states. The Kaluza-Klein approach is used to describe actions in lower dimensions. She is especially interested in models with G2 structure, some of which lead to semi-realistic models in four dimensions.

Dates at IAS
Member
  • Natural Sciences
9/201811/2018 Fall
Degrees
CERN/Universit├Ąt Bonn Ph.D., 1994
Honors
Edward Frances and Shirley B. Daniels Fellowship (Radcliffe Institute, Harvard ) 2005
RISE Fellowship (University of Maryland) 2004
Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation) 2001
Appointments
Texas A&M University 2005 Professor
University of Maryland 2000–2005 Assistant/Associate Professor
Caltech 1997–2000 Senior Research Fellow