Omar El-Deeb

Lecturer of Physics

Dr. Omar El-Deeb joined LAU in January 2021 as a part-time faculty in physics, then as a full-time lecturer in physics in Fall 2022. 

Dr. El-Deeb is a theoretical physicist and has taught undergraduate and graduate modules in physics and related fields since 2013 at several universities in Lebanon. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics from Eötvös Loránd University. His dissertation analyzed the critical and off-critical Lee-Yang model in presence of integrable defects. He is an active researcher in the field of Quantum Field Theory, with special emphasis on integrable two-dimensional models. He recently worked on modeling the dissemination of infectious diseases. He is also a reviewer for several international peer-reviewed journals in these fields.

Research Interests

  • Two-dimensional Quantum Field Theory
  • Lattice Field Theory 
  • Quantum and Classical Integrable Models
  • AdS/CFT Duality
  • Epidemiological Modeling of Infectious Diseases

Selected Publications

  • El Deeb, O. & Jalloul, M. “Efficacy versus abundancy: Comparing vaccination schemes,” PLoS ONE, 2022, 17(5): e0267840.
  • El Deeb, O. “Spatial Autocorrelation and the Dynamics of the Mean Center of COVID-19 Infections in Lebanon,” Frontiers in Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 2021, (6), 620064.
  • El Deeb, O. & Jalloul, M. “The dynamics of COVID-19 spread: evidence from Lebanon,” Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering, 2020, 17(5), 5618-5632.
  • El Deeb, O. “Analytic structures of unitary RSOS models with integrable boundary conditions,” International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Statistics, 2018, 57(4), 107-116.
  • El Deeb, O. “The boundary critical RSOS M(3,5) model,” Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2017, 193(3), 1811–1825. 
  • Bajnok, Z., El Deeb, O., & Pearce, P. “Finite-volume spectra of the Lee-Yang model,” Journal of High Energy Physics, 2015, (4), 073.
  • Bajnok, Z. & El Deeb, O. “6-loop anomalous dimension of a single impurity operator from AdS/CFT and multiple zeta values,” Journal of High Energy Physics, 2011, (1), 054.
  • Bajnok, Z. & El Deeb, O. “Form factors in presence of integrable defects,” Nuclear Physics B, 2010, 832 (3), 500-519.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics, Eötvös Loránd University, 2013.
  • MS in Physics, American University of Beirut, 2007.
  • BS in Physics, Minor in Philosophy and Minor in Mathematics, American University of Beirut, 2004.