Sunday, August 06, 2006

Dr. Chiara Nappi



Chiara R. Nappi, Ph.D, Italian, obtained her Ph.D in Physics from the University of Naples (Italy) in 1976. She then moved to the United States of America to carry out academic research.

Currently she is a professor of physics at the University of Southern California, Department of Physics & Astronomy and at the Institute for Advanced Study located in Princeton, New Jersey.

Dr. Chiara Nappi has carried out research on various aspects of theoretical particle physics, mathematical physics and the string theory. She has also worked on skyrmion description of Nucleons, at the interface of particle physics and nuclear physics.


In the Eighties, Dr. Chiara Nappi began working on the string theory, focussing in particular on low-energy effective actions for string theory and their solutions. In her studies, she investigated the consequences of boundaries and higher loops corrections on the string effective actions through deriving Born-Infeld and Fierz-Pauli lagrangians from string theory.

Lately, she worked on finding black hole solutions especially in two dimensional string theory. Currently Dr. Nappi is looking for connections between black hole solutions in two and higher dimensions and their apparent relation with AdS/CFT correspondence.

Chiara Nappi is married to Dr. Edward Witten, a famous mathematical physicist, Fields medallist, professor at the Institute for Advanced Study and founder of M-theory.


Bibliography

  • Spin models and superconformal Yang-Mills theory. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.) , Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.) . Nov 2004. 33pp.
  • Yangian symmetry in D = 4 superconformal Yang-Mills theory. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.) , Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.) , Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study) . Jan 2004. 16pp. Contributed to 3rd International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries (QTS3), Cincinnati, Ohio, 10-14 Sep 2003.
  • A Relation between approaches to integrability in superconformal Yang-Mills theory. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.) , Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study) . Aug 2003. 19pp.
  • Strings and noncommutativity. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.). Feb 2003. 14pp. To appear in the proceedings of String Theory Conference, Beijing, China, 22 Jul - 10 Aug 2002.
  • Noncommutativity in a time dependent background. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.). Oct 2002. 10pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B551:369-377,2003
  • Conformal operators for partially massless states. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton U.), Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). Sep 2001. 13pp. Published in JHEP 0110:016,2001
  • A Scaling limit with many noncommutativity parameters. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Southern California U. & CIT-USC). Sep 2000. 15pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B504:329-337,2001
  • The Ramond-Ramond selfdual five form's partition function on T**10. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Southern California U.). May 2000. 18pp. Published in Mod.Phys.Lett.A15:1261-1274,2000
  • A Modular invariant partition function for the five-brane. Louise Dolan (North Carolina U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-98-43, May 1998. 26pp. Published in Nucl.Phys.B530:683-700,1998
  • Gauged and ungauged WZW models. C.R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). 1995. In *Trieste 1993, Proceedings, High energy physics and cosmology* 402-411.
  • Dilaton gravity and WZW models. C.R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). 1994. In *Mansouri, F. (ed.), Scanio, J.J. (ed.): Quantum gravity and beyond* 170-179.
  • A WZW model based on a nonsemisimple group. Chiara R. Nappi, Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-93-61, Sep 1993. 8pp. Published in Phys.Rev.Lett.71:3751-3753,1993
  • Duality, marginal perturbations and gauging. Mans Henningson, Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-92-88, Dec 1992. 17pp. Published in Phys.Rev.D48:861-868,1993
  • Thermodynamics of two-dimensional black holes. Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Andrea Pasquinucci (Princeton U.). IASSNS-HEP-92-51, PUPT-1336, Aug 1992. 11pp. Published in Mod.Phys.Lett.A7:3337-3346,1992
  • A Closed, expanding universe in string theory. Chiara R. Nappi, Edward Witten (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-92-38, Jun 1992. 11pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B293:309-314,1992
  • Dilaton gravity and no hair theorem in two-dimensions. Olaf Lechtenfeld, Chiara Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-92-22, Mar 1992. 11pp. Published in Phys.Lett.B288:72-76,1992
  • Charged black holes in two-dimensional string theory. Michael D. McGuigan, Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Scott A. Yost (Florida U.). IASSNS-HEP-91-57, Oct 1991. 39pp. Published in Nucl.Phys.B375:421-452,1992
  • Hermitian versus anti-Hermitian one matrix models and their hierarchies.Timothy J. Hollowood, Luis Miramontes, Andrea Pasquinucci (Princeton U.), Chiara Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-91-59, PUPT-1280,Sep 1991. 31pp. Published in Nucl.Phys.B373:247-280,1992
  • Painleve-II and odd polynomials. Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-90-61, Aug 1990. 5pp. Published in Mod.Phys.Lett.A5:2773-2776,1990
  • Topics In Skyrmion Physics. C.R. Nappi (Princeton U.). 1985. In 'Santa Barbara 1985, Proceedings, Nuclear chromodynamics' 405-420. (see Conference Index).
  • Closed String Equations Of Motion. C.R. Nappi (Princeton U.). 1987. In 'Trieste 1987, Proceedings, Superstrings, unified theories and cosmology 1987' 43-66. (see Conference Index).
  • Higher Spin Interacting Actions From Strings. Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-89-46, Aug 1989. 14pp. To appear in Proc. of 1989 ICTP Summer School in High Energy Physics and Cosmology, Trieste, Italy, Jun 26 - Aug 25, 1989. Published in Trieste School HEP 1989:0523-536 (QCD161:W626:1989)
  • Spin 1 Effective Actions From Open Strings. Philip C. Argyres (Princeton U.), Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-89/42, Jun 1989. 31pp. Published in Nucl.Phys.B330:151,1990
  • Interacting Lagrangians For Massive Spin Two Particles From Strings And Kaluza-Klein Theories. Chiara R. Nappi (Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study). IASSNS-HEP-89/34, Mar 1989. 9pp. Presented at Strings '89 Conf., College Station, TX, Mar 13-18, 1989. Published in Coll.Station Workshop 1989:0513-521 (QCD161:S711:1989)
  • On The Status Of Superstring Models. C.R. Nappi (Princeton U.). 1985. IN *EUGENE 1985, PROCEEDINGS, OREGON MEETING* 843-849.

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