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David Kubiznak

Portrait de David Kubiznak
Phd: University of Alberta 2008

Areas of Research:
Black Hole Physics
Phone: x6645

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on studying the properties of higher-dimensional rotating black holes.

I am interested in probing the behavior of particles and fields in their vicinity. I have shown that black holes of spherical horizon topology possess a hidden symmetry of the so called Killing-Yano tensor which in its turn implies complete integrability of geodesic motion and separability of scalar and Dirac equations. The result on complete integrability was recently extended to the classical spinning particle case.

I also study black hole thermodynamics. In particular, I have studied P-V criticality of various AdS black hole spacetimes and together with my collaborators conjectured the reverse isoperimetric inequality for the black hole thermodynamic volume. More recently we have discovered that rotating black holes in six and higher dimensions display interesting phenomena known from the `every day thermodynamics' of simple substances. Namely, we have observed a reentrant large/small/large black hole phase transition as well as small/large black hole phase transition ala Van der Waals.

Positions Held

  • 2013 - now Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo, Adjunct Associate Professor
  • 2011 - now Perimeter Institute, PSI Fellow
  • 2008 - 2011 DAMTP, University of Cambridge, Herchel Smith Postdoctoral Fellow

Awards

  • Excellence in Peer Review, Physics Letters B, 2013.
  • Clare College Research Associate, University of Cambridge, Oct 2010-Jul 2011.
  • Governor General's Gold Medal, University of Alberta
  • Milan Odehnal's Award, first prize, Czech Physical Society
  • Golden Bell Jar Graduate Scholarship, University o Alberta
  • Socrates Erasmus Exchange Study Visit Award, University of Oulu
  • Award for Study Performance, Charles University.

Recent Publications

  • N. Altamirano, David Kubiznak, and R. B. Mann, Reentrant Phase Transitions in Rotating AdS Black Holes, Phys.Rev. D88 (Rapid Communications) (2013) 101502, arXiv: 1306.5756.
  • Ruth Gregory, David Kubiznak, Danielle Wills, Rotating black hole hair, JHEP 1306 023 (2013), arXiv: 1303.0519.
  • Brian P. Dolan, David Kastor, David Kubiznak, Robert B. Mann, Jennie H. Traschen, Thermodynamic Volumes and Isoperimetric Inequalities for de Sitter Black Holes, Phys. Rev. D87 104017 (2013), arXiv: 1301.5926.
  • Marco Cariglia, Valeri P. Frolov, Pavel Krtous, David Kubiznak, Electron in higher-dimensional weakly charged rotating black hole spacetimes, Phys. Rev. D 87, 064003 (2013), arXiv: 1211.4631
  • Marco Cariglia, Valeri P. Frolov, Pavel Krtous, David Kubiznak, Geometry of Lax pairs: particle motion and Killing-Yano tensors, Phys. Rev. D 87 (2013) 024002, arXiv: 1210.3079
  • Sharmila Gunasekaran, David Kubiznak, and Robert B. Mann, Extended phase space thermodynamics for charged and rotating black holes and Born-Infeld vacuum polarization, JHEP 1211 (2012) 110, arXiv: 1208.6251.
  • David Kubiznak, Robert B. Mann, P-V criticality of charged AdS black holes, JHEP 1207 (2012) 033, arXiv: 1205.0559.
  • Tsuyoshi Houri, David Kubiznak, Claude M. Warnick, Yukinori Yasui, Local metrics admitting a principal Killing-Yano tensor with torsion, Class.Quant.Grav.29:165001,2012, arXiv: 1203.0393
  • David Kubiznak, Marco Cariglia, On Integrability of spinning particle motion in higher-dimensional black hole spacetimes, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 051104 (2012), arXiv: 1110.0495
  • G.W. Gibbons, T. Houri, David Kubiznak, C.M. Warnick, Some Spacetimes with Higher Rank Killing-Stackel Tensors, Phys.Lett. B700, 2011, 68, arXiv: 1103.5366.
  • M. Cvetic, G.W. Gibbons, David Kubiznak, C.N. Pope, Black Hole Enthalpy and an Entropy Inequality for the Thermodynamic Volume, Phys.Rev.D84, 2011, 024037, arXiv: 1012.2888.
  • David Kubiznak, H. Kunduri, and Y. Yasui, Generalized Killing-Yano equations in D=5 gauged supergravity, Phys. Lett. B678, 2009, 240, arXiv: 0905.0722.
  • V.P. Frolov, David Kubiznak, Higher-Dimensional Black Holes: Hidden Symmetries and Separation of Variables, Class.Quant.Grav., 25, 2008, 154005, arXiv: 0802.0322.
  • D.N. Page, David Kubiznak, M. Vasudevan, P. Krtous, Complete Integrability of Geodesic Motion in General Kerr-NUT-AdS Spacetimes, Phys.Rev.Lett., 98, 2007, 061102, hep-th/0611083.
  • V.P. Frolov, David Kubiznak, Hidden Symmetries of Higher Dimensional Rotating Black Holes , Phys.Rev.Lett., 98, 2007, 011101, gr-qc/0605058.
  • N. Altamirano, David Kubiznak, and R. B. Mann, Z. Sherkatghanad, Kerr-AdS analogue of tricritical point and solid/liquid/gas phase transition, arXiv: 1308.2672.
  • Marco Cariglia, Pavel Krtous, David Kubiznak, Hidden Symmetries and Integrability in Higher Dimensional Rotating Black Hole Spacetimes, Fortschritte der Physik, Volume 60 947 (2012), arXiv: 1112.5446

Seminars

  • Triple point and solid/liquid/gas phase transition: black hole analogue, String Theory Group Meeting, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA.
  • Black hole analogue of triple point and reentrant phase transition, High Energy and Joint Theory Seminar, University of California, Davis, USA.
  • Hidden symmetries and higher-dimensional black holes, Gravity meeting, Fresno State University, Fresno, California, USA.
  • Van der Waals fluid and anti de Sitter black holes, Physics Colloquium, Fresno State University, Fresno, California, USA.
  • Van der Waals fluid, triple point, and anti de Sitter black holes, Physics Seminar Series, University at Bu ffalo, SUNY, Bu ffalo, USA.
  • Van der Waals fluid, reentrant phase transitions, and AdS black holes, High Energy and Gravity Seminar, KITP, Santa Barbara, USA.
  • Black hole analogue of reentrant phase transitions, Physics Lunch Seminar, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Kerr-AdS analogue of triple point and solid/liquid/gas phase transition, TEP Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
  • Higgs hair of a rotating black hole, 16th Eastern Gravity Meeting, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
  • Higgs hair of a rotating black hole, Black Holes IX: Theory and Mathematical Aspects, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • Higgs hair of a rotating black hole, Relativity Seminar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Van der Waals Behavior of charged AdS Black Holes, Theoretical Physics Seminar, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Van der Waals fluid and charged AdS Black Holes, High Energy/Nuclear Lunch, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  • On integrability of spinning particle motion in higher-dimensional rotating black hole spacetimes, Relativity and Gravitation 100 Years after Einstein in Prague: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Some spacetimes with higher rank Killing-Stackel tensors, Gravity seminar, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Some spacetimes with higher rank Killing-Stackel tensors, Relativity seminar, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Thermodynamic volume of black holes and reverse isoperimetric inequality, Black Holes: New Horizons, Banff, Canada
  • PIRSA:12080031, Integral Transforms & Green's Functions - Lecture 4, 2012-08-30, 12/13 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:12080030, Integral Transforms & Green's Functions - Lecture 3, 2012-08-29, 12/13 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:12080029, Integral Transforms & Green's Functions - Lecture 2, 2012-08-28, 12/13 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:12080028, Integral Transforms & Green's Functions - Lecture 1, 2012-08-27, 12/13 PSI - Front End
  • PIRSA:12050024, Killing-Yano Symmetry: New Results and Applications, 2012-05-06, GAP 2012: Geometry and Physics
  • PIRSA:11090051, Integral Transforms and Green's Functions - Lecture 4, 2011-09-09, 11/12 PSI - Orientation Weeks
  • PIRSA:11090050, Integral Transforms and Green's Functions - Lecture 3, 2011-09-08, 11/12 PSI - Orientation Weeks
  • PIRSA:11090049, Integral Transforms and Green's Functions - Lecture 2, 2011-09-07, 11/12 PSI - Orientation Weeks
  • PIRSA:11090048, Integral Transforms and Green's Functions - Lecture 1, 2011-09-06, 11/12 PSI - Orientation Weeks
  • PIRSA:11020139, Hidden symmetries and higher-dimensional rotating black holes, 2011-02-23, String Seminars