Jim Halverson

Jim Halverson

Assistant Professor of Physics

Northeastern University


His research is at some of the interfaces between string theory, particle physics, cosmology, mathematics, and deep learning. He is particularly interested in the string landscape and its implications for particle physics and cosmology beyond their standard models. These implications often follow from the structure of extra-dimensional geometries, of which there are many possibilities. Halverson’s research therefore requires importing techniques from mathematics and computer science.

Recently, Halverson’s interest in the interface of physics and deep learning has continued to grow. To that end, he is a co-PI and serves on the institute board of the NSF AI Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Fundamental Interactions ( IAIFI ) and co-organizes Physics ∩ ML.


  • String Theory
  • Particle Physics
  • Cosmology
  • Mathematics
  • Deep Learning