New-ProfileVisiting Assistant Professor of Physics
Hampshire College

Education:
Boston University, Ph.D in Physics, 2012
Northeastern University, B.S. in Physics and Philosophy, 2004

Contact:
Hampshire College Box NS
893 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002-3359

E-mail: kaca@kacabradonjic.com

Originally from the former Yugoslavia, I live and work in Western Massachusetts.  A theoretical physicist by training, I walk the Möbius strip of science and art.  Currently, I am a Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Hampshire College and an artist member at Gallery 263.

My research focuses on the foundations of general relativity. I am particularly interested in the physical interpretation of its mathematical formulation, which is necessary for understanding how the theory can be modified, whether as a classical or a quantum theory.  For my PhD thesis, I studied conformal and projective structures, which led me to develop the framework of Unimodular Conformal and Projective Relativity  an alternative framework for relativistic theories. Currently, I am working on applying this formalism to concrete physical systems. While strictly speaking I do physics, my work is influenced by philosophy and history of general relativity.

In this The Story Collider podcast I describe how I found relativity it why it is important to me:

I have extensive experience teaching college-level introductory physics courses to both science and non-science students, and have taught physics at Wellesley College and first-year writing seminars at Boston University. I am particularly interested in project-based learning and have supervised a number cross-disciplinary independent studies and student projects.