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William Cunningham

Portrait de William Cunningham
Postdoctoral Researcher
Phd: Northeastern University 2018

Area of Research:
Email: wcunningham@perimeterinstitute.ca
Phone: 519-569-7600 x7552

Positions Held

  • 2018-2021 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Postdoctoral Fellow
  • 2015-2018 Northeastern University, Ph.D. Candidate
  • 2013-2015 Northeastern University, Graduate Student
  • 2009-2013 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Undergraduate Student

Recent Publications

  • J. Carifio, W.J. Cunningham, J. Halverson, D. Krioukov, C. Long & B.D. Nelson. Vacuum Selection from Cosmology on Networks of String Geometries. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 101602 (2018). arXiv: 1711.06685
  • W.J. Cunningham & D. Krioukov. Causal Set Generator and Action Computer. Comput. Phys. Commun. 233, 123 (2018). arXiv: 1709.03013
  • W.J. Cunningham. Inference of Boundaries in Causal Sets. Class. Quant. Grav. 35, 094002 (2018). arXiv: 1710.09705
  • W.J. Cunningham, D. Rideout, J. Halverson & D. Krioukov. Exact Geodesic Distances in FLRW Spacetimes. Phys. Rev. D 96, 103538 (2017). arXiv: 1705.00730
  • W. Cunningham, K. Zuev & D. Krioukov. Navigability of Random Geometric Graphs in the Universe and Other Spacetimes. Sci. Rep. 7, 8699 (2017). arXiv: 1703.09057
  • W. Cunningham & J. Giedt. Eguchi Kawai Reduction with One Flavor of Adjoint Mobius Fermion. Phys. Rev. D 93, 045006 (2016). arXiv: 1401.0054
  • W.J. Cunningham. High Performance Algorithms for Quantum Gravity and Cosmology. Ph.D. Dissertation, Northeastern University (2018). arXiv: 1805.04463


  • NetSci2018, Inference of Boundaries in Causal Sets (Jun. 2018)
  • Universitat Heidelberg, Inference of Boundaries in Causal Sets (Jun. 2018)
  • Nordita, Deep Learning in Quantum Gravity (Mar. 2018)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Vacuum Selection from Cosmology Using Networks of String Geometries (Jan. 2018)
  • Northeastern University, Introduction to Network Science (Nov. 2017)
  • Raman Research Institute, Timelike Boundary Terms in the Causal Set Action (Dec. 2016)
  • Northeastern University, An Introduction to Parallel Programming: OpenMP, SSE/AVX, and MPI (Apr. 2016)
  • PIRSA:17120015, The Big Data Approach to Quantum Gravity, 2017-12-14, Quantum Gravity