Hello, my name is Gregory Petropoulos, I am currently a physics graduate student at the University of Colorado Boulder. I enjoy good food, good beer, good chocolate, and above all else good coffee. I also engage in outdoor hobbies that include skiing, hiking, rock climbing, and camping.
I was born and raised in Southington Connecticut. As a kid I loved to learn about how stuff works. I spent a lot of time reading and watching the History Channel and Discovery Channel back when their programming was more in line with their name. Even then I was drawn towards science and did everything I could to absorb as much of it as I could.
In high school I quickly solidified my fascination with mathematics and science. I took physics a year early and it immediately became my favorite field of science. At this time I also began learning about computer programming and computer hardware.
After high school I went to the University of Connecticut for my undergraduate studies. While at UCONN I majored in physics and minored in mathematics. As a sophomore, I began my research career working for Thomas Blum. In addition to my coursework and research, I worked as a resident assistant and tutor. I was also active is several student clubs. I didn't know it then, but what I needed was mountains.
My research is in theoretical particle physics. I currently study strongly coupled dynamical symmetry breaking and renormalization group techniques using lattice gauge theory. From 2010 to 2013 my work was supported by a Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Fellowship.
Here is a collection of talks and posters that I have given at scientific conferences. Most of these are for a technical audience.
Below are some hilighted papers, you can find my full publication history on INSPIRE.
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