Past Member

Melanie Becker

IBM Einstein Fellow

Affiliation

Natural Sciences

Field of Study

String Theory

Home Institution

Texas A & M University
From
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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
School of Natural Sciences
Fall

Degrees

CERN/Universität Bonn
Ph.D.
1994

Honors

2005
Edward Frances and Shirley B. Daniels Fellowship (Radcliffe Institute, Harvard )
2004
RISE Fellowship (University of Maryland)
2001
Alfred Sloan Research Fellowship (Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

Appointments

Texas A&M University
2005
Professor
University of Maryland
2000–2005
Assistant/Associate Professor
Caltech
1997–2000
Senior Research Fellow