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akl2@pitt.edu ### Research

My research interests centers on the strong and weak interactions of the Standard Model. In particular, I use effective field theory techniques to study heavy quarks as a probe of these interactions, and to try to uncover physics beyond the Standard Model. I am also interested in gravitational waves, the physics of extra dimensions, supersymmetry, in matter at extreme densities, and on physics relevant to the Large Hadron Collider. For a full list of publications, click here.

### Awards

- Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), 2018
- Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), 2017
- Bellet Teaching Excellence Award, 2010
- NSF CAREER Award, 2006
- Cottrell Scholar Award, 2006

### Selected Publications

- "Updated Constraints on Self-Interacting Dark Matter from Supernova 1987A," C. Mahoney, A. K. Leibovich, and A. Zentner, Phys. Rev. D96, no. 4, 043018 (2017)
- "Radiation Reaction for Spinning Bodies in Effective Field Theory II: Spin-Spin Effects," N. T. Maia, C. R. Galley, A. K. Leibovich, R. A. Porto, Phys. Rev. D96, no. 8, 084065 (2017)
- "Radiation Reaction for Spinning Bodies in Effective Field Theory I: Spin-Orbit Effects," N. T. Maia, C. R. Galley, A. K. Leibovich, R. A. Porto, Phys. Rev. D96, no. 8, 084064 (2017)
- "NRQCD Confronts LHCb Data on Quarkonium Production within Jets," R. Bain, L. Dai, A. K. Leibovich, Y. Makris, and T. Mehen, Phys. Rev. Lett 119, 032002 (2017)
- "Fragmentation of a Jet with Small Radius," L. Dai, C. Kim, and A. K. Leibovich, Phys. Rev. D94, 114023 (2016)
- "Analytic and Monte Carlo Studies of Jets with Heavy Mesons and Quarkonia," R. Bain, L. Dai, A. Hornig, A. K. Leibovich, Y. Makris, and T. Mehen, JHEP 1606, 121 (2016)
- "Tail effect in gravitational radiation reaction: Time nonlocality and renormailzation group evolution," C. R. Galley, A. K. Leibovich, R. A. Porto, and A. Ross, Phys. Rev. D93, 124010 (2016)
- "Probing quarkonium production mechanisms with jet substructure," M. Baumgart, A. K. Leibovich, T. Mehen, and I. Z. Rosthstein, JHEP 1411, 003 (2014)
- "The systematics of quarkonium production at the LHC and double parton fragmentation," S. Fleming, A. K. Leibovich, T. Mehen, and I. Z. Rothstein, Phys. Rev. D86, 094012 (2012)
- "Resummation effects in vector-boson and Higgs associated production," S. Dawson, T. Han, W. K. Lai, A. K. Leibovich, and I. Lewis, Phys. Rev. D86, 074007 (2012)
- "Radiation reaction at 3.5 post-Newtonian order in effective field theory," C. R. Galley and A. K. Leibovich, Phys. Rev. D86, 044029 (2012)
- "Finite size corrections to the radiation reaction force in classical electrodynamics," C. R. Galley, A. K. Leibovich and I. Z. Rothstein, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 094802 (2010)
- "Leading SU(3) breaking in lightcone distribution amplitudes," C. Kim and A. K. Leibovich, Phys. Rev. D78, 054026 (2008)
- "Probing lectroweak physics using B → XM decays in the endpoint region," J. Chay, C. Kim, A. K. Leibovich and J. Zupan, Phys. Rev. D76, 094031 (2007)
- "Quark Mass effects in the soft-collinear effective theory and B → X
_{s}gamma in the endpoint region," J. Chay, C. Kim and A. K. Leibovich, Phys. Rev. D 72, 014010 (2005) - "Flavor-singlet light-cone amplitudes and radiative Upsilon decay in SCET," S. Fleming and A. K. Leibovich, Phys. Rev. D 70, 094016 (2004)
- "Enhanced subleading structure functions in semileptonic
*B*decay," A. K. Leibovich, Z. Ligeti and M. B. Wise, Phys. Lett. B 539, 242 (2002) - "Extracting V
_{ub}without recourse to structure functions," A. K. Leibovich, I. Low and I. Z. Rothstein, Phys. Rev. D 61, 053006 (2000) - "Semileptonic
*B*decays to excited charmed mesons," A. K. Leibovich, Z. Ligeti, I. W. Stewart and M. B. Wise, Phys. Rev. D 57, 308 (1998)

### Postdoctoral Affiliates

Natalia Tenorio Maia

### Graduate Advisor

Cameron Mahoney

Rudrajit Banerjee

Zixin Yang