# Profile

# Clay Córdova

#### Neubauer Family Assistant Professor

Department of Physics, Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College

Clay Córdova is a theoretical physicist focusing primarily on quantum field theory, a unifying framework for a broad array of physical phenomena involving matter and forces at the quantum level. His research involves aspects of particle physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum gravity, as well as mathematics. His work helps to shed light on the behavior of strongly interacting matter, which is at the heart of several issues in theoretical physics, such as the interactions of systems of electrons, the strong nuclear force and quark confinement, and the mysteries of black holes.

His research has been published in *Physical Review Letters*, *Communications in Mathematical Physics*, *Journal of High Energy Physics*, *Advances in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics*, *Physical Review*, *Communications in Number Theory and Physics*, *Annales de L’Institut Henri Poincaré*, *SciPost*, and *Journal of Singularities*.

Córdova holds a PhD in physics from Harvard University. Previously, he was a junior fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows and a long-term member at the Institute for Advanced Study.