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Marcus Spradlin
Brown University

Professor Spradlin is a theoretical physicist working on string theory, duality, quantum gravity, and mathematical aspects of quantum field theory.

A.B. in Physics, Princeton University, 1996, summa cum laude
Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics, University of Cambridge, 1997, with distinction
Ph.D. in Physics, Harvard University, 2001