Sultan Catto

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Adjunct Professor



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Sultan Catto is a bilingual Turkish-American poet who has published nine volumes of poetry. His works have been translated into twenty-eight languages and appear in many anthologies. His poems, composed in English and Turkish, have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and he is the recent recipient of the European Medal for Poetry and Literature (Homer Medal, 2018) also the European Medal for Sciences, Arts and Literature (EASAL) given at the French Senate in Paris (2020) and the Cross-Cultural Communications Literary Arts Medal (2020) in New York.

Dr. Catto is a professor of Mathematical Physics and Executive Officer of Ph.D. Program in Physics at the CUNY Graduate School, and a professor at the Rockefeller University. He has been the host of the monthly Yale Poetry Series at the Yale Club in New York for over two decades. He has taught at Yale and Columbia Universities and is on numerous International Advisory Boards in Mathematics and Physics around the globe and is a winner of many international honors.


Sultan Catto has made important contributions to the development of elementary particle physics particularly in the area of dynamical supersymmetry, and in mathematics in the areas of spectral theory of automorphic forms and octonionic projective geometries with applications to quantum mechanics.

He is a professor and Executive Officer for the Ph.D. Program in Physics at the CUNY Graduate School, member of Baruch College’s informal algebra/number theory group, Adjunct Associate Research Scientist in Henry Krumb School of Mines, Columbia University, and Visiting Professor at the Rockefeller University.

He is also on the permanent International Advisory Board of the “International Conferences on Differential Geometric Methods in Theoretical Physics”, “International Conferences on Symmetries and Strings,” and “International Wigner Symposia”, together with internationally renowned scientists and Nobel Laureates in physics and Fields Medalists in mathematics. He has had short term physics professorships at Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen, Academia Sinica (Chinese Academy of Sciences) in Beijing, and Nankai University in Tianjin, China and International Center for Theoretical Physics in Trieste, Italy. He was a panel member on Hollywood and Science at International Hamptons Film Festival sponsored by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and is a permanent member of the International Counsel for Development of Science and Technology in Peru. He was awarded the “Benjamin W. Lee Prize” by the International School of Sub-Nuclear Physics (Ettore Majorana) in Sicily, Italy, for his work on quark-diquark supersymmetry.


Ph.D., Yale University (Mathematical Physics)

Courses Taught

Research and Projects


Books (Poetry)

Lost in Layers of Time
Cross-Cultural Communications / New Feral Press

So Many Ifs
Cross-Cultural Communications / New Feral Press

Scientific Publications

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Honors, Awards and Affiliations

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