
Office:
Room 707A, 17 Lex., Phone: (646) 6606234, Email:
Ramzi_Khuri@baruch.cuny.edu


Ramzi
Khuri received his PhD in Physics at Princeton University in 1991.
He spent the past seven years as a researcher in theoretical physics.
During (199193), he was a postdoctoral fellow at Texas A&M
University. Another two years (199394 and 199596) were spent
at CERN in Geneva, the leading high senergy physics research institute
in the world, on a John Stuart Bell Scholarship in Quantum Physics.
An additional two years (199495 and 199697) were spent as a
research associate at McGill University. Most recently, he held
a Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC) Advanced
Fellowship at Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of
London. This last position was at the rank of Lecturer, and was
intended for five years to support unhindered research.

He
resigned this position August 31^{st}, 1998 in order to assume
the tenuretrack position at Baruch College. In the field of string
theory, he has established an international reputation, having coauthored
a review, which has now become a standard reference, and having published
over 50 papers, receiving over 1,000 citations. In addition, he coorganized
the conference From Superstrings to Supegravity at the Etorre
Majorana Centre at Erice, Italy, in December 1992.
RESEARCH
"My
research career has concentrated mainly on the study of black holes,
solitons and duality in string theory. The main motivation in this endeavour
is an attempt to understand the nature of string theory as a theory
of quantum gravity and uniting the four fundamental interactions of
nature. Such a unified picture emerges via the introduction of duality
maps, which relate seemingly different theories in various limits, and
in which these theories appear as different phases of the same underlying
theory. More recently, I have focused on the attempt to understand the
quantum statisticalmechanical basis of the BekensteinHawking (BH)
black hole entropy formula from string theory and to a resolution of
the Hawking radiation information paradox. The BH formula was derived
recently for certain classes of black holes. I am currently engaged
in trying to understand the physical basis for the success of this derivation
and the correspondence between black holes and quantummechanical string
states, a problem which lies at the heart of quantum gravity. In particular,
fascinating new connections arise between black holes and certain softmatter
(polymer) systems."
Publications
1992present
Ramzi R. Khuri, James Liu, Feng Chen and Wenbiao Gan 

The Universality of Physics: A Festschrift in Honor of Deng Feng Wang,
the Proceedings of the Deng Feng Wang Memorial Conference,
Princeton, NJ, August 12, 2000 Kluwer Academic/Plenum (2001) 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Fundamental Strings and Cosmology
Phys. Lett. B520 (2001) 353356 (NorthHolland). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Remarks on Black Hole Degrees of Freedom in String Theory
Nucl. Phys. B617 (2001) 365374 (NorthHolland). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Supersymmetric Soliton Solutions in String Theory, in A Concise Encyclopedia
of
Supersymmetry, Editors Jonathan Bagger, Steven Duplij and Warren Siegel
Kluwer Academic Publishers, January 2001. 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Black Holes, String Theory and Fundamental Physics, To appear in the
Proceedings of the Deng Feng Wang Memorial Conference, The Universality of
Physics: A Festschrift in Honor of Deng Feng Wang, Editors Ramzi R. Khuri,
James Liu, Wenbiao Gan and Feng Chen, Princeton, NJ, August 12, 2000 Kluwer
Academic/Plenum (2001)
(based on talk given at conference, August, 2000). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Entropy and String/Black Hole Correspondence
Nucl. Phys. B588 (2000) 253262 (NorthHolland). 
Chris M. Hull and Ramzi R. Khuri 

Worldvolume Theories, Holography and Timelike Dualities,
Nucl. Phys. B575 (2000) 231254 (NorthHolland). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Black Holes, Strings and Polymers, In General Relativity and Relativistic
Astrophysics, Eighth Canadian Conference, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 1999,
Editors C.P. Burgess and R.C. Myers, American Institute of Physics, AIP
Conference Proceedings, Melville, NY, p.113117 (based on talk given at
conference, June 1999). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Black Holes, Thermodynamics and Polymers, In Proceedings of the Inaugural
Conference
Observing the Opening of The Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences at the
American University of Beirut, The Mathematical Sciences After the Year 2000:
A
Prospective View, Editors K. Bitar, A. Chamseddine and W. Sabra, January 1999,
World Scientific, p.7176 (based on talk given at conference, January, 1999). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

Magnetic Spatial Geometry and the WuYang Ambiguity in Proceedings of the
Workshop on GaugeInvariant Variables in Gauge Theories, RIKEN Brookhaven
National Laboratories, Upton, NY, May, 1999 (based on talk given at workshop,
May 1999). 
Ramzi R. Khuri 

SelfGravitating Strings and String/Black Hole Correspondence,
Phys. Lett. B470 (1999) 7376 (NorthHolland). 
Chris M. Hull and Ramzi R. Khuri 

Branes, Times and Dualities,
Nucl. Phys. B536 (1999) 219244 (NorthHolland). 
Chris
M. Hull and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

Branes
Times and Dualities, hepth/9808069, QMWPH9837, CAMS/9804
(to appear in Nucl. Phys. B) 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Black
Holes and Strings: the Polymer Link, Mod. Phys. Lett. A13
(1998) 14071411. 
Nemanja
Kaloper, Ramzi R. Khuri and Robert C. Myers. 

On
Generalized Axionic Reductions, Phys. Lett. B428 (1998)
297314. 
Michael
J. Duff, Jonathan M. Evans, Ramzi R. Khuri, Jianxin Lu and Ruben
Minasian. 

The
Octonionic Membrane, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.) 68
(1998) 295302. 
Michael
J. Duff, Jonathan M. Evans, Ramzi R. Khuri, Jianxin Lu and Ruben
Minasian. 

The
Octonionic Membrane, Phys. Lett. B412 (1997) 281287. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Solitons,
Black Holes and Duality in String Theory, Nucl. Phys. B (Proc.
Suppl.) 61A (1998) 99110, Proceedings of 33^{rd}
Karpacz Winter School of Theoretical Physics, Karpacz, Poland, 1322
February 1997 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

String
Solitons and Black Hole Thermodynamics, hepth/9709124, Proceedings
of the 19th Annual MRST meeting Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY,
May 1213, 1997, 4451. 
Clifford
V. Johnson, Ramzi R. Khuri and Robert C.Myers. 

Entropy
of 4D Extremal Black Holes, Phys. Lett. B378 (1996) 7886. 
Sergio
Ferrara, Ramzi R. Khuri and Ruben Minasian. 

MTheory
on a CalabiYau Manifold, Phys. Lett. B375 (1996) 8188. 
Ramzi
R.Khuri and Tomas Ortin. 

A
NonSupersymmetric Dyonic Extreme ReissnerNordstrom Black Hole.
Phys. Lett. B373 (1996) 5660. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri and Tom'as Ortn. 

Supersymmetric
Black Holes in N=8 Supergravity, Nucl. Phys. B467 (1996)
355398. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri and Robert C. Myers. 

Rusty
Scatter Branes, Nucl. Phys. B466 (1996) 6074. 
Clifford
V. Johnson, Nemanja Kaloper, Ramzi R. Khuri and Robert C. Myers. 

Is
String Theory a Theory of Strings?, Phys. Lett. B368
(1996) 7177. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Supersymmetry,
Duality and Bound States, Proceedings of Strings'96 Conference:
"Current Trends in String Theory", Institute for Theoretical Physics,
UCSB, July 1520, 1996. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri and Robert C. Myers. 

Dynamics
of Extreme Black Holes and Massive String States, Phys.
Rev. D52 (1995) 69886996. 
Michael
J. Duff, Sergio Ferrara, Ramzi R. Khuri and Joachim Rahmfeld. 

Supersymmetry
and Dual String Solitons, Phys. Lett. B356 (1995) 479486. 
Michael
J. Duff, Ramzi R. Khuri and Jianxin Lu. 

String
Solitons, Physics Reports 259 Numbers 4&5 (1995)
213326. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Spacetime
Supersymmetry and Duality in String Theory, Proceedings of 17th
Annual MRST Meeting, Rochester University, Rochester, NY, May 89,
1995, 6773. 
Daniel
Z. Freedman and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

Spatial
Geometry and the WuYang Ambiguity, Proceedings of Gursey Memorial
Conference I: "On Strings and Symmetries", Bogazici University,
Istanbul, Turkey, June 610 1994, eds. G. Aktas, O. Akyuz, C. Saclioglu
and M. Serdaroglu, SpringerVerlag (1995) 228234. 
Daniel
Z. Freedman and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

The
WuYang Ambiguity Revisited: New Degeneracies, Proceedings of
PASCOS94 Meeting, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, May 1924,
1994, ed. K.C. Wali, World Scientific (1995) 370380. 
Michael
J. Duff, Ramzi R. Khuri, Ruben Minasian and Joachim Rahmfeld. 

Black
Hole Solutions in String Theory, Proceedings of MRST94 Meeting:
"What Next ? Exploring the Future of High Energy Physics", McGill
University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 1113, 1994, eds. J.R.
Cudell, K.R. Dienes and B. Margolis, World Scientific (1995) 137142. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Black
Holes and Solitons in String Theory, Helv. Phys. Acta 67
(1994) 884922. 
Daniel
Z. Freedman and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

The
WuYang Ambiguity Revisited, Phys. Lett. B329 (1994)
263270. 
Michael
J. Duff, Ramzi R. Khuri, Ruben Minasian and Joachim Rahmfeld. 

New
Black Hole, String and Membrane Solutions of the FourDimensional
Heterotic String, Nucl. Phys. B418 (1994) 195205. 
Michael
J. Duff and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

FourDimensional
String/String Duality, Nucl. Phys. B411 (1994) 473486. 
Michael
J. Duff, Sergio Ferrara and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

Proceedings
of the INFN Eloisatron Project, 26th Workshop: "From Superstrings
to Supergravity", Erice, Italy, December 512, 1992 World Scientific
(1994). 
Michael
J. Duff and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

FourDimensional
String/String Duality, Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study
Institute: "Cosmology and Particle Physics", Erice, Italy, May 1993,
eds. de Sabbata and TsoHsiu, Kluwer Academic Publisher (1994). 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Classical
String Solitons, Proceedings of the International Workshop:
"Recent Advances in the Superworld", HARC, The Woodlands, TX, April
1416, 1993, eds. J. Lopez, D. Nanopoulos and A. Zichichi, World
Scientific (1994) 295304. 
Michael
J. Duff and Ramzi R. Khuri. 

FourDimensional
String/String Duality, Proceedings of the INFN Eloisatron Project,
26th Workshop: "From Superstrings to Supergravity", Erice, Italy,
December 512, 1992 eds. M. Duff, S. Ferrara and R. Khuri, World
Scientific (1994) 5870. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Instantons,
Monopoles, Strings and Fivebranes, Proceedings of the INFN Eloisatron
Project, 26th Workshop: "From Superstrings to Supergravity", Erice,
Italy, December 512, 1992 eds. M. Duff, S. Ferrara and R. Khuri,
World Scientific (1994) 4657. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Remark
on String Solitons, Phys. Rev. D48 (1993) 29472948. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Veneziano
Amplitude for Winding Strings, Phys. Rev. D48 (1993)
28232825. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Classical
Dynamics of Macroscopic Strings, Nucl. Phys. B403 (1993)
335350. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Geodesic
Scattering of Solitonic Strings, Phys. Lett. B307 (1993)
302304. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

A
Comment on the Stability of String Monopoles, Phys. Lett. B307
(1993) 298301. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri and HoSeong La. 

String
Motion in Fivebrane Geometry, Phys. Rev. D47 (1993) 570577. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Monopoles
and Instantons in String Theory, Phys. Rev. D46 (1992)
45264532. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

A
Heterotic Multimonopole Solution, Nucl. Phys. B387 (1992)
315332. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Scattering
of String Monopoles, Phys. Lett. B294 (1992) 331336. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

A
Multimonopole Solution in String Theory, Phys. Lett. B294
(1992) 325330. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri and HoSeong La. 

Orbits
of a String around a Fivebrane, Phys. Rev. Lett. 68 (1992)
33913393. 
Michael
J. Duff, Ramzi R. Khuri and Jianxin Lu. 

String
and Fivebrane Solitons: Singular or Nonsingular?, Nucl. Phys.
B377 (1992) 281294. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Manton
Scattering of String Solitons, Nucl. Phys. B376 (1992)
350364. 
Ramzi
R. Khuri. 

Some
Instanton Solutions in String Theory, Proceedings of XXth International
Conference on Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics,
Baruch College, CUNY, New York, NY, June 37, 1991, eds. S. Catto
and A. Rocha, World Scientific (1992) 10741086. 

