Larry Ford

Professor of Physics

Office: 158 Robinson Hall
Telephone: 617-627-5356
Email: ford (at

Research Interests

My research involves both general relativity and quantum theory. At the present I am involved in several projects concerned with quantum fluctuations and gravitation. These include studies of the quantum fluctuations of the spacetime lightcone, fluctuations of quantum stress tensors, various aspects of the Casimir and Aharonov-Bohm effects, and negative energy densities in quantum field theory.


Most of my publications can be found on the SLAC SPIRES archive.