### Background

Sharif University of Technology

### Areas of Interest/Research

My research interest is mathematical physics, specially topics related to Quantum Gravity and black holes in general. My master thesis was about Topological Structure of a Black Holes Horizon in an Asymptotically flat space-times. It is very fascinating to see how physical intuitions can put restrictions on topology of an oriented two dimensional compact manifolds as the horizon of a black hole generated by two time-like vector fields. During my research I found that non-commutative differential geometry can play an important role to describe the behavior of black holes and might be the right approach toward an ultimate quantum gravity theorem. I was convinced by ‘tHooft’s argument stating that near a black hole’s singularity, points are not separated in space-like manner. Hence,the horizon might have a fuzzy structure and C* algebras are better tools to explain space-time around black holes than manifolds.

### Contact Information

Office Hours: Mondays, Wednsdays, and Fridays 7th period

Office: 453, Little Hall

Phone: (352) 273-5555 Fax: (352) 392-5555

Email:mkouretchian@ufl.edu

Mailing address: Department of Mathematics University of Florida P.O. Box 44 Gainesville, FL 32611-7320.