Michael Kagan, Ph.D.

mike kagan
Associate Professor of Physics
Office Phone
Office Location
Woodland, 317
Biography

Educational Background

PhD  Pennsylvania State University 2008
MS  Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia) 2003
BS  Nizhny Novgorod State University (Russia) 2001

Research Interests and Innovations

Quantum Gravity and Cosmology, Physics Education

Selected publications list (the order of authors is alphabetical)

1. Bojowald, M., G. M. Hossain, M. Kagan, and S. Shankaranarayanan, Gauge
invariant cosmological perturbation equations with corrections from loop
quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. D 79 043505, 2009.
2. Bojowald, M., G. M. Hossain, M. Kagan, and S. Shankaranarayanan, Anomaly
freedom in perturbative loop quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. D 78, 063547, 2008
3. Bojowald, M., H. H. Hernandez, M. Kagan, P. Singh, and A. Skirzewski,
Formation and evolution of structure in Loop Cosmology, Phys. Rev. Lett. Vol.
98, p. 031301, 2007
4. Bojowald, M., H. H. Hernandez, M. Kagan, P. Singh, and A. Skirzewski,
Hamiltonian cosmological perturbation theory with loop quantum gravity
corrections, Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 74, p. 123512, 2006
5. Bojowald, M., H. H. Hernandez, M. Kagan, and A. Skirzewski, Effective
constraints of loop quantum gravity, Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 75, p. 64022, 2006
6. Bojowald, M. and M. Kagan, Singularities in Isotropic Non-Minimal Scalar
Field Models, Class.Quant.Grav., Vol. 23, p. 4983, 2006
7. Bojowald, M. and M. Kagan, Loop cosmological implications of a nonminimally
coupled scalar field, Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 74, p. 044033, 2006
8. Kagan, M., Phenomenological implications of an alternative Hamiltonian
constraint for quantum cosmology, Phys. Rev. D, Vol. 72, pp. 104004-13, 2005

Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors

Atherton Outstanding Teaching Award, 2013
Nominee 2009
Summer Faculty Fellowship of Penn State Abington 2009
Teaching Excellence Award of the Department of Physics of 2008
Penn State University
Frymoyer Fellowship of Penn State University 2007
Duncan Fellowship of Penn State University 2007, 2006, 2005, 2003
Braddock Fellowship of Penn State University 2002 – 2003
Fellowship of Nizhny Novgorod Region Constituent Assembly
& Government 2001 – 2002
Soros Fellowship for International Students 1999
Undergraduate Russian National Olympiad in Mathematics
First Place Prize 2000
Undergraduate Russian National Olympiad in Mathematics
Third Place Prize 1999

Teaching Interests and Courses Taught

PHYS 211 (Classical Mechanics)
PHYS 212 (Electricity and Magnetism)
PHYS 213
PHYS 214
PHYS 001
ASTRO 130

personal website

http://www.personal.psu.edu/mak411/