Leo Rodriguez

Assistant Professor

Research Interests

Conformal Symmetries and Black Holes
Gravity/CFT Correspondence
String Theory & Quantum Gravity
Generalized Complex Geometries and String Theory
Geometry and Topology of Physics

Education and Degrees

HHMI Post-Doctoral Research Fellow & Lecturer 2011-2013, Grinnell College
Ph.D. Physics 2011, University of Iowa
M.S. Physics 2009, University of Iowa
B.S. Physics 2005, New Mexico Institute for Mining and Technology

Selected Publications

  • "Exploration of the duality between generalized geometry and extraordinary¬† magnetoresistance" Sathwik Bharadwaj, L. R. Ram-Mohan, Leo Rodriguez and Shanshan Rodriguez Phys. Rev. B 101, 174417, 2020. arXiv:1912.05780 [hep-th]
  • "On the Principle of Holographic Scaling: From College Physics to Black Hole Thermodynamics" Leo Rodriguez and Shanshan Rodriguez IOP Concise Books on Physics Series: 2053-2571, Morgan & Claypool, May 2019
  • "Could a human enter a black hole to study it?" Leo Rodriguez and Shanshan Rodriguez The Conversation, Feb. 1, 2021
  • "On the Near Horizon Canonical Quantum Microstates from AdS2/CFT1 and Con-formal Weyl Gravity" Leo Rodriguez and Shanshan Rodriguez Universe 2017, 3, 56. arXiv: 1707.05796 [hep-th]
  • "On Quantum Microstates in the Near Extremal, Near Horizon Kerr Geometry" Ananda Guneratne, Leo Rodriguez, Sujeev Wickramasekara and Tuna Yildirim J.Phys.Conf.Ser. 698 (2016) no.l, 012010. arXiv:1606.03341 [hep-th]
  • "An Extended Detailed Investigation of First and Second Order Supersymmetries for Off-Shell J\f = 2 and J\f = 4 Supermultiplets" S. James Gates, Jr., James Parker, Vincent G. J. Rodgers, Leo Rodriguez and Kory Stiffler Symmetry 2015, 7(2), 1080-1121. arXiv: 1106.5475v3 [hep-th]
  • "Near-Extremal Black Hole Thermodynamics from AdS2¬°CFT\ Correspondence in The Low Energy Limit of 4D Heterotic String Theory" Bradly K. Button, Leo Rodriguez and Sujeev Wikramasekara JHEP 2013 no. 10, (2013) 1-16. arXiv: 1307.7125 [hep-th]
  • "Point-Form Dynamics of Quasistable States" M. Gadella, F. Gmez-Cubillo, Leo Rodriguez and Sujeev Wikramasekara J. Math. Phys. 54, 072303 (2013). arXiv:1303.5911 [math-ph]
  • "A Near Horizon CFT Dual for Kerr-Newman-AdS" Bradly K. Button, Leo Rodriguez, Catherine A. Whiting and Tuna Yildirim Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 26:3077-3090, 2011. arXiv:1009.1661 [hep-th]
  • "Entropy and Temperature from Black-Hole/Near-Horizon-CFT Duality" Leo Rodriguez and Tuna Yildirim Class. Quantum Grav. 27 155003, 2010. arXiv:1003.0026 [hep-th]

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