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Location: 180-204
Phone: (805) 756-2448
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Chair: Jennifer Klay

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Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser

Scott Fraser

Senior Lecturer

Office: 25-206
Phone: 805.756.2800


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010
  • M.A.St., University of Cambridge, England, 1996
  • B.A., Sonoma State University, 1995

Research Interests

  • General Relativity
  • Black Holes
  • Extra Dimensions
  • Astrophysics


My research area is General Relativity, which is Einstein's theory of gravity and curved spacetime. Most of my research focuses on black holes (regions with extreme spacetime curvature) and their fundamental physics. I often study how black holes interact with each other, in both higher dimensions and lower dimensions. I have supervised several Physics 400 research projects and several senior research projects (Physics 461 and 462). If you are interested in a research project, or wish to learn more, you are welcome to contact me or stop by my office.




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