Donald Marolf is a theoretical physicist, and currently a Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He gained his Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in 1992, under Bryce DeWitt with a thesis on Green's Bracket Algebras and Their Quantization. His undergraduate degree is from William Jewell College, in 1987.
He is a specialist on thermodynamics of black holes, gravitational aspects of string theory, and quantum gravity. In the past he has worked on the canonical approach to quantum gravity, lower dimensional models of quantum gravity, issues related to quantization of diffeomorphism invariant theories, and a number of other topics. He has published 113 scientific papers through 2007. The one most cited, "Quantization of diffeomorphism invariant theories of connections with local degrees of freedom." by Abhay Ashtekar (Penn State U.), Jerzy Lewandowski (Warsaw U.), Donald Marolf (UC, Santa Barbara), Jose Mourao (Algarve U.), Thomas Thiemann (Penn State U.) . Published in J.Math.Phys.36:6456-6493,1995., has been cited 278 times. .
- Official web page at UCSB
- online Lecture"Entropy Bounds: Can We Live Without Them? Dr. Don Marolf, UCSB"