Monica Jinwoo Kang




Department of Physics

Harvard University

17 Oxford St.

Cambridge MA 02138, U.S.A.


Office: 566 Jefferson Laboratory

Hello! I am a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University in the High Energy Theory Group. My primary interests are M/F-theory, elliptic fibrations, 5/6d supersymmetric gauge theories, and 6d superconformal field theory. My advisor is Daniel Jafferis and my collaborators are Mboyo Esole and Shing-Tung Yau. I graduated from UC Berkeley in Mathematics and Physics in May 2012. I was born and raised in Korea where I attended Korea Science Academy.

I am organizing a conference on "Stringy Geometry for Junior Researchers" on Friday, September 28th of 2018, at Northeastern University with Mboyo Eseole. This is a conference for (graduate) students and postdocs in near Boston area; the speakers and their talk titles can be seen in the linked website.

Outside of math and physics, I enjoy dancing, singing, and playing the violin. Throughout grade school and secondary school I danced lyrical and contemporary competitively; currently I dance ballroom/latin on the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team.