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/