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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Kory Stiffler

Dr. Kory Stiffler

Email

Office

2645 Garrett-Strong

Phone

660.562.1636
660.562.1188 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2016

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Theoretical Physics; The University of Iowa, 2010
  • M.S. Theoretical Physic;, The University of Iowa, 2007
  • B.S. Ed. Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Physics; The University of Iowa, 2003

Courses Taught

  • 25-110/111 General Physics I (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-112/113 General Physics II (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-120/121 Fundamentals of Classical Physics I (Lecture and Lab)
  • 25-230/231 Fundamentals of Classical Physics II (Lecture and Lab)
  • 40-122/123 Descriptive Astronomy (Lecture and Lab)

Academic Interest

  • Theoretical Particle Physics
  • String Theory
  • Theoretical Black Hole Physics
  • Supersymmetric Representation Theory and Adinkras
  • Theoretical Cosmology

Scholarly Activity

  • D. E. A. Gates, S. J. Gates, Jr., and K. Stiffler, A Proposal on Culling & Filtering a Coxeter Group for 4D, N = 1 Spacetime SUSY Representations: Revised, JHEP 1608 (2016) 076, arXiv: 1601.00725
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., J. Parker, V. G. J. Rodgers, L. Rodriguez, and K. Stiffler, An Extended Detailed Investigation of First and Second Order Supersymmetries for Off-Shell N = 2 and N = 4 Supermultiplets, Symmetry 7 (2015) 2, 1080-1121, arXiv:1106.5475 [hep-th].
  • M. Calkins, D.E.A. Gates, S. J. Gates, Jr., and K. Stiffler, Adinkras, 0-branes, Holoraumy and the SUSY QFT/QM Correspondence, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A30 (2015) 11, 1550050, arXiv: 1501.00101[hep-th].
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., T. Hübsch, and K. Stiffler, On Clifford-Algebraic `Holoraumy’, Dimensional Extension, and SUSY Holography, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A30 (2015) 09, 1550042, arXiv: 1409.4445 [hep-th].
  • S. J. Gates, Jr. and K. Stiffler, Adinkra Color Confinement in Exemplary Off-Shell Constructions of 4D, N=2 Supersymmetry Representations, JHEP 1407 (2014) 051, arXiv: 1405.0048 [hep-th].
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., S. Randall, and K. Stiffler, Reduction Redux of Adinkras, Int.J.Mod.Phys. A29 (2014) 13, 1450070, arXiv: 1312.2000 [hep-th].
  • I. Chappell, S. J. Gates, Jr., W. D. Linch III, J. Parker, S. Randall, A. Ridgway, and K. Stiffler, 4D, N =1 Supergravity Genomics, JHEP 1310 (2013) 004, arXiv: 1211.3318 [hep-th].
  • B. Button, S. J. Lee, L. Pando Zayas, V. G. J. Rodgers, and K. Stiffler, Holographic k-string Tensions in Higher Representations and Lüscher Term Universality, Phys. Rev. D 87, 126005 (2013), arXiv:1209.5149 [hep-th].
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., T. Hübsch, and K. Stiffler, Adinkras and SUSY Holography, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A29 (2014) 1450041, arXiv:1208.5999 [hep-th].
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., J. Hallett, T. Hübsch, and K. Stiffler, The Real Anatomy of Complex Linear Superfields, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A27 (2012) 1250143, arXiv: 1202.4418[hep-th]. 
  • S. J. Gates, Jr., J. Hallett, J. Parker, V. G. J. Rodgers, and K. Stiffler, 4D, N = 1 Supersymmetry Genomics (II), JHEP 06 (2012) 071, arXiv: 1112.2147[hep-th].
  • K. Stiffler, A Walk Through Superstring Theory With an Application to Yang-Mills Theory: K-strings and D-branes as Gauge/Gravity Dual Objects, University of Iowa Ph.D. Thesis, Proquest (2010) 3422196, arXiv:1012.0021 [hep-th].
  • K. Stiffler, Mesons from String Theory, Proceedings of the 2009 Meeting of the Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physics Society: http://www.slac.stanford.edu/econf/C090726/, arXiv:0909.5681 [hep-th].
  • C. A. Doran, L. A. Pando Zayas, V. G. J. Rodgers, and K. Stiffler, Tensions and Lüscher Terms for (2+1)-dimensional k-strings from Holographic Models, JHEP 11 (2009) 064, arXiv:0907.1331 [hep-th].
  • L. A. Pando Zayas, V. G. J. Rodgers, and K. Stiffler, Lüscher Term for k-string Potential from Holographic One Loop Corrections, JHEP 12 (2008) 036, arXiv:0809.4119 [hep-th].

*Authors Listed Alphabetically

Other Professional Experiences

  • Society of Physics Students Chapter Advisor -Advise physics students in research and scholarship opportunities and plan outreach activities. Advise students in professional development. Maryville, MO, Fall 2017
  • Professional Development, Peer Observation - Observed other instructors classrooms, observed by other instructors, discuss strategies for improvement, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • Judge, Science Olympiad, Event: Hovercraft - Write, proctor, and grade written and hands-on exams for middle school students for regional competition, Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, February 4, 2017
  • Conference participant, Adinkra Mini-Meeting - Physics Department, Brown University, Providence, RI, December 2016
  • Conference Presentation: Updates on K-strings from the Supersymmetric D-brane Perspective, Miami 2015 Conference, University of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2015
  • Mathematical Physics Research Group Organizer/Lecturer - Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy, Indiana University Northwest, Lecture and provide individual instruction for a group of undergraduate  students in weekly sessions. Design lectures and problems that introduce physics minors to extra-curricular mathematical physics topics. Train students to work on an original research project on supersymmetry.  Students may receive academic credit through course Phys P406: Physics Research. Gary, IN, October 2014-May 2015
  • Invited Talk: Game of Particles, OSCAR Seminar, Optical Science Center for Applied Research, Delaware State University, Dover, DE, April 24, 2014
  • Conference Presentation: Holographic k-string Tensions in Higher Representations and Lüscher Term Universality, Miami 2013 Conference, University of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2013
  • Conference Presentation: Updates for Off-Shell SUSY Representation Theory Using Adinkras, Miami 2012 Conference, University of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 2012
  • Student Summer Theoretical Physics Research Session (SSTPRS) Organizer/Lecturer - Center for String and Particle Theory, Physics Department, University of Maryland Lecture and provide individual instruction for a group of undergraduate students in daily supersymmetric representation theory research. Collaborate with S.J. Gates, Jr. and Dr. William D. Linch III on teaching and research strategies with undergraduates. College Park, MD, June 2013
  • Student Summer Theoretical Physics Research Session (SSTPRS) Organizer/Lecturer - Center for String and Particle Theory, Physics Department, University of Maryland. Lecture and provide individual instruction for a group of undergraduate students in daily supersymmetric representation theory research, culminating in a paper. Collaborate with S.J. Gates, Jr.  and Dr. William D. Linch III on teaching and research strategies with undergraduates. College Park, MD, Summer 2012
  • Vendor, Iowa Doppler Products (acousto-optics physics laboratory education equipment), Philadelphia 2012: The Experimental Core, Summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, July 28 - August 1, 2012
  • Conference Participant, Beyond the First Year, Conference on Laboratory Instruction organized by the Advanced Laboratory Physics Association (ALPhA), The University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University Philadelphia, PA, July 25 - July 27, 2012