Joshua Erlich
Professor of Physics

Contact Information:

Department of Physics
College of William & Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795

Small Hall, Rm 332B
Phone: (757)221-3763

2010 Graduation Speech


I am a member of the High Energy Theory Group at the College of William & Mary. My research is focused on particle physics and cosmology beyond the Standard Model, applications of string theory and the AdS/CFT correspondence, and quantum gravity.

Publications via INSPIRE
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Graduate Students:

Kevin Braga (2021-2022)
Silvio Maione (2019)
Yiyu Zhou (2016-2018, moved into hadronic theory)
Zhen Wang (Ph. D, May 2016, CGG, Seismic Imaging)
Dylan Albrecht (Ph.D, May 2013. Postdoc, Crete Center for Theoretical Physics)
Jong Anly Tan (Ph.D, January, 2010. Surya Institute for Science, Computer and Math Education, Indonesia)
Brian Glover (Ph.D, May, 2009. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock)

Senior/Honors Undergraduate Research Students:

Eli Kunkel
Patrick Sheridan
Jose Santaolalla (B.S., May 2023, Grad school, UVA)
Luke Mrini (B.S., May 2023, Perimeter Scholars International)
Jude Bedessem (B.S., May 2023, Grad school, UIUC)
Hope Stephens (B.S., May 2023)
Kaitlin Dolt (B.S., May 2022, Equinix)
Tyler Schroeder (B.S., May 2022)
Austin Batz (B.S., May 2021, Grad school, U Oregon)
Jackson Dillard (B.S., May 2021, Grad school, U Kentucky)
Gaetan Poirier (B.S., December 2019)
John Mitchell (B.S., May 2019, ACME experiment, Northwestern U)
Michael Kopreski (B.S., May 2017, Fulbright Scholarship, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne)
Jackson Olsen (B.S., May 2017, U Minnesota)
Ethan Voytko (B.S., December 2017)
Brandon Buncher (B.S., May 2017, U Illinois)
Keyi (Ray) Liu (B.S., May 2015. Grad school, U Maryland)
Anuraag Sensharma (B.S., May 2015. Grad school, William & Mary School of Education)
Christopher Zoghby (B.S., May 2015.)
Patrick King (B.S., May 2013. Grad school, Astronomy, U Virginia)
Kyle Zora (B.S., May, 2012. Grad school, UC Davis)
Ron Wilcox (B.S., May, 2011. Grad school, Mechanical Engineering, MIT)
Emily Goodale (B.S., May, 2010, Grad school, Virginia Commonwealth University)
Jeffrey Brown (B.S., May, 2009. Grad school, U. Kansas)
Robert Jamie Polackwich (B.S., May, 2009. Grad school, Georgetown U)
Lukas Osborn (B.S., May, 2008. Grad school, U. North Carolina)
Andrew McGowan (B.S., January, 2008. Grad school, Virginia Tech)
Keith Bechtol (B.S., May, 2007. Grad school, Stanford U)