Dyson College of Arts and Sciences
Chemistry and Physical Sciences
Costello House 104
Dr. Garakani is a theoretical physicist who works on developing a unified quantum theory for gravity and spacetime. His approach is based on Segal's idea of algebraic simplicity (specifically, focusing on semi-simple Lie algebras and Clifford algebras) which was further applied to spacetime structures by David Finkelstein. Dr. Garakani also studies issues in history and philosophy of contemporary physics, concentrating on foundation of quantum theory.
BS, Tehran Polytechnic
MS, University of Akron
PhD, Georgia Intitute of Technology
Awards and Honors
Pace Univeristy, Provost's Office, October 14, 2013 - Faculty Fellow
Center for Philosophy and Natural Sciences, January 1, 2008 - Research Fellow
Springer, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, January 1, 2002 - Assistant Editor, International Journal of Theoretical Physics
Quantum Spacetime, Unified Gravity, Foundations of Quantum Theory, Quantum Logic, History and Philosophy of Physics, Applications of Physics in Complex System Theory.