## Ira Z. Rothstein

Professor of Physics

Nuclear & Particle Physics

High Energy Physics Theory

Wean Hall 7406

412-268-2739

# Education & Professional Experience

PhD: University of Maryland (1992)

M.Sc.: Brown University (1987)

Professional Societies:

Fellow, American Physical Society

Professor of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, 2003–

Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000–03

Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1997–2000

Post-doctoral Research: UC San Diego, 1995–97

Post-doctoral Research: University of Michigan, 1992–95

# Research Interests

I am interested in diverse topics in elementary particle physics, gravity wave physics, astrophysics/cosmology and QCD. In the realm of high energy physics, I am concerned with using the data from the LHC to explain the origin of mass and the nature of the dark matter. I have worked on various topics in this field ranging from theories of extra dimensions to calculating Higgs boson production rates. Recently, I have spent much of my time working on using ideas developed in quantum field theory to calculate classical gravity wave profiles for inspiralling black holes. Using these techniques, we have been able to calculate the effects of black hole spin on the predicted wave forms which are being measured at the LIGO experiment. I have also been working on effective field theory techniques to find systematic ways of calculating strong interaction observables at high energies.

# Recent Publications

I.Z. Rothstein, P. Shrivastava, *Symmetry Obstruction to Fermi Liquid Behavior in the Unitary Limit*, Phys. Rev. B 99, 3, 035101 (2019)

I.Z. Rothstein, P. Shrivastava, *Symmetry Realization via a Dynamical Inverse Higgs Mechanism*, J.High Energ. Phys. 05, 014 (2018)

A. Kapustin, T. McKinney, I.Z. Rothstein, *Wilsonian effective field theory of 2D van Hove singularities*, Phys. Rev. B 98, 3, 035122 (2018)

C. Cheung, I.Z. Rothstein, M.P. Solon, *From Scattering Amplitudes to Classical Potentials in the Post-Minkowskian Expansion*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 251101 (2018)

I.Z. Rothstein, I. Stewart, *An Effective Field Theory for Forward Scattering and Factorization Violation*, J. High Energ. Phys. 08, 025 (2016)

D. Neill, I.Z. Rothstein, V. Vaidya, *The Higgs Transverse Momentum Distribution at NNLL and its Theoretical Errors*, J. High Energ. Phys. 12, 097 (2015)

M. Baumgart, I.Z. Rothstein, V. Vaidya, *Calculating the Annihilation Rate of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 211301 (2015)

M. Baumgart, A.K. Leibovich, T. Mehen, I.Z. Rothstein, *Probing quarkonium production mechanisms with jet substructure*, J. High Energ. Phys. 11, 3 (2014)

D. Neill, I.Z. Rothstein, *Classical space–times from the S-matrix*, Nuclear Phys. B 877, 177 (2013)

Ira Z. Rothstein, *Gravitational Anderson Localization*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 011601 (2013)

W.D. Goldberger, I.Z. Rothstein, *Structure-function sum rules for systems with large scattering lengths*, Phys. Rev. A 85, 013613 (2012)

J.-Y. Chiu, A. Jain, D. Neill, I. Z. Rothstein, *Rapidity Renormalization Group*, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 151601 (2012)

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