Ben Richard’s research interests reside at the interface between fundamental physics and cosmology, with an emphasis on quantum field theoretic aspects of inflationary cosmologies. Professor Richard earned his Ph.D. in Physics and his M.A. in Mathematics, from U.C. Davis, in addition to his B.S. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Rochester.
Having greatly benefited from interacting with his mentors, Professor Richard strives to remain accessible to students while encouraging them to be self-driven and involved in projects that spark their curiosity. He also enjoys bringing theoretical concepts to life through the use of examples ranging from his own research to practical everyday applications.