Asad Naqvi

Asad Naqvi

Asad Naqvi
Born (1972-05-12) May 12, 1972 (age 42)
Karachi, Sindh Province
Residence Lahore, Punjab Province
Citizenship Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Fields Mathematical Physics
Institutions Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)
National Center for Nuclear Physics
Institute of Nuclear Physics
University of Pennsylvania
University of Amsterdam
Alma mater Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Known for For his work on Quantum field theory and Superstring theory.

Professor Asad Naqvi (Urdu:أسد نقوی) (May 12, 1972), works as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Previously, he worked in theoretical physics, and superstring theory.[1] He was an Associate Professor of Physics at the School of Science and Engineering of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).[2] Before joining LUMS, he was a lecturer of Physics at the University of Wales, Swansea.


Born in Karachi, Sindh, Naqvi received his elementary and intermediate education from different private schools of Karachi. In 1990, with a scholarship, Naqvi attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology to study physics.[3][4] In 1994, he received his double B.Sc. in Physics and Electrical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from MIT.[3] In 2000, Naqvi was awarded his Ph.D. in Theoretical physics also from MIT. His dissertation covered a vast part of research in string theory and Quantum gravity.[3]

Career in Physics

After completing his formal education, he held post-doctoral positions at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Amsterdam before joining the University of Wales, Swansea in October 2005 as an assistant professor.[1] He served at the University of Wales for around three years. He moved to LUMS SSE when it started in 2008 and left it in 2009. He is now serving at the Institute for Advanced Study as a member.

Research in Mathematical Physics

Dr Naqvi works on problems in mathematical physics, in particular string theory. One of the aims of string theory is to combine quantum mechanics and general relativity into a single coherent formalism.[5]

Research publications

  • A Non-Supersymmetric Large-N 3D CFT and its Gravity Dual, jointly written paper of Dr. Adi Armoni and Dr. Asad Naqvi published in Journal of High Energy Physics, 0809:119, 2008
  • Statistical Predictions from Anarchic Field Theory Landscapes, another joint paper of Dr. Vijay Balasubramanian, Dr. Jan de Boer and Dr. Asad Naqvi. In Press. arXiv: 0805.4196, 2008.
  • N=4 SYM on S^3 with Near Critical Chemical Potentials, yet another joint paper of Dr. Timothy Hollowood, Dr. S. Prem Kumar, Dr. Asad Naqvi and Dr. Phillip Wild. Published in Journal of High Energy Physics, 0808:046, 2008.
  • Instabilities of the Small Black Hole: A View from N=4 SYM. Timothy Hollowood, S.Prem Kumar, Asad Naqvi (Swansea U.) . SWAT 06-471, July 2006. 39pp. Published in JHEP 0701:001,2007.
  • Space-time orbifold: A Toy model for a cosmological singularity. Vijay Balasubramanian (Pennsylvania U.), S.F. Hassan, Esko Keski-Vakkuri (Helsinki Inst. of Phys.), Asad Naqvi (Pennsylvania U.) . UPR-981-T, HIP-2002-07-TH, February 2002. 21pp. Published in Phys.Rev.D67:026003,2003.
  • Statistical Predictions From Anarchic Field Theory Landscapes. Vijay Balasubramanian (Pennsylvania U. & Princeton, Inst. Advanced Study), Jan de Boer (Amsterdam U.), Asad Naqvi (Swansea U. & Lahore U. Mgt. Sci.) . ITFA-2008-19, May 2008. 22pp.

References and links

External links

  • School of Science and Engineering
  • University of wales, Swansea