Theoretical high energy physics. Professor Harms has most recently worked on a comprehensive theory of dark energy, inflation and black holes.

Other recent projects include the quantum description of microscopic black holes and their relation to extended objects such as strings and membranes, 

 the calculation of black hole and naked singularity decay rates in large extra dimensions, black hole decay rates in noncommutative spacetimes, and

 dark energy as a manifestation of the stimulated emission of gravitational waves from a strong gravity brane.  Professor Harms received his doctoral degree

 from Florida State University.


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Selected Publications:


1. R. Casadio and B. Harms, ``Can Black Holes and Naked Singularities be Detected in Accelerators? '',            

   International Journal of Modern Physics A17, 4635(2002).                                                          


2. B. Harms and O. Micu, ``Noncommutative Quantum Hall Effect and Aharonov-Bohm Effect'',               

   J.Phys.A40:10337-10348,2007. e-Print: hep-th/0610081.                                                                                 


3. Roberto Casadio (Bologna U. \& INFN, Bologna) , Alessandro Gruppuso (IASF, Bologna \& INFN, Bologna) ,

   Benjamin Harms, Octavian Micu  ``Boundaries and the Casimir effect in non-commutative space-time''.  


   e-Print: arXiv:0704.2251 [hep-th].                                                                   


4. Marco Cavaglia (Mississippi U.) , Benjamin Harms, ``PP-waves on Superbrane Backgrounds''.  Mod.Phys.Lett.A23, 3225(2008)., e-Print: arXiv:0802.4090 [hep-th].                  


5. S. Fabi, B. Harms, A. Stern  ``Noncommutative Corrections to the Robertson-Walker metric''.          

   Accepted for publication in Phys. Rev. D.  e-Print: arXiv:0808.0943 [hep-th].    


6. R. Casadio, S. Fabi, and B. Harms, ``Possibility of catastrophic black hole growth in the warped brane-world scenario at the LHC'', Phys. Rev. D 80, 084036 (2009).


7. Roberto Casadio, Sergio Fabi, Benjamin Harms, Octavian Micu, "Theoretical survey of tidal-charged black holes at

    the LHC"  JHEP 1002:079,2010.


8. Roberto Casadio, Benjamin Harms, Octavian Micu, "Effect of brane thickness on microscopic tidal-charged black

   holes".  Phys.Rev.D82:044026,2010.


9. R. Casadio, B. Harms, "Microcanonical description of (micro) black holes".

    Entropy 13:502-517,2011.


10. Peter L. Biermann and Benjamin C. Harms, "A graviton statistics approach to dark energy, inflation and black holes", arXiv:1205.4016 [gr-qc]. 


11. Peter L. Biermann and Benjamin C. Harms, “Can dark energy be gravitational waves?”, arXiv: 1305.0498