Leopoldo A. Pando Zayas



Leopoldo Pando Zayas

Randall Physics

1440 Randall Lab

450 Church Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1040

Phone: 734.764.5236

email: lpandoz@umich.edu


Links of Interest

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HEP - Related Links:

HEP Seminar 2014/2015


KITP Santa Barbara

UM Physics Department


Research news:

Recently, at the INFN conference "Theory of Fundamental Interactions'' in Napoli, I have given a talk about my program of precision calculations in AdS/CFT using supersymmetric Wilson loops:

You may see the presentation by following this link

At the Workshop, "Applications of AdS/CFT to QCD and condensed matter physics", in Montreal, I recently presented my program of implementing disorder in AdS/CFT.

You may see the presentation by following this link

Upcoming Activities:

ICTP Latin-American String School, Mexico, October 2015 (Lecturer)

 Latin American  Events: “Particles and Strings” to be held in Havana, Cuba from July 18 to July 22, 2016 (Organizer)

Latin-American Worshop on High Energy Phyiscs, Particles and Strings, Chiapas, Mexico.


Physics Professor Leopoldo Pando Zayas Receives UROP’s Outstanding Research Mentor Award

Physics Professor Leopoldo Pando Zayas has been selected to receive an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) Outstanding Research Mentor Award from the University of Michigan. Professor Pando Zayas is one of only six UROP sponsors to receive this award. This distinction recognizes Professor Pando Zayas’ contributions to the mentorship and development of young scholars and researchers. The nomination speaks to the importance of such mentorship, not only in a student’s academic pursuits but also in helping them identify future academic and career goals.


Winner of Honorable Mentions in the Gravity Research Foundation Essay Competition

Mention Essays for 2014

The black hole information loss paradox epitomizes the contradictions between general relativity and quantum field theory. The AdS/CFT correspondence provides an implicit answer for the information loss paradox in black hole physics by equating a gravity theory with an explicitly unitary field theory. Gravitational collapse in asymptotically AdS spacetimes is generically turbulent. Given that the mechanism to read out the information about correlation functions in the field theory side is plagued by deterministic classical chaos, we argue that quantum chaos might provide the true Rosetta Stone for answering the information paradox in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Mention Essays for 2012

Due to the AdS/CFT correspondence the questions of instability of Anti-de-Sitter spacetimes sits in the intersection of mathematical and numerical relativity, string theory, field theory and condensed matter physics, In this essay we revisit that important question emphasizing the power of spectral methods and highlighting the effectiveness of standard techniques for studying non-linear dynamical systems. In particular, we display explicitly how the problem can be modeled as a system of nonlinearly coupled harmonic oscillators. We highlight some of the many open questions that stem from this result and point out that a full understanding will necessarily require the interdisciplinary cooperation of various communities.

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