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Matthew Headrick
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Matthew Headrick

matthew headrickAssociate Professor of Physics
Ph.D., Harvard University, 2003

Matthew Headrick's research interests lie in string theory and related areas of quantum field theory, general relativity, geometry, and quantum information theory. His current research is primarily focused on the intersection of quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and quantum information theory. He is specifically interested in information-theoretic aspects of holographic field theories (field theories that are dual to higher-dimensional gravitational theories), such as entanglement entropies and related quantities. He has also recently worked on problems in elliptic numerical relativity, which involves finding solutions to the Einstein equation of general relativity representing static black holes (typically in higher dimensions) and compactification manifolds, with applications to string theory.

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Sample of Recent Publications

"Bit threads and holographic entanglement,” by M. Freedman and M. Headrick, Comm. Math. Phys. doi:10.1007/s00220-016-2796-3 (2016), eprint: 1604:00354 [hep-th]

"Renyi entropies, the analytic bootstrap, and 3D quantum gravity at higher genus," by M. Headrick, A. Maloney, E. Perlmutter, and I.G. Zadeh, JHEP 07: 059 (2015), eprint:1503:07111 [hep-th]

"Causality and holographic entanglement entropy," by M. Headrick, V.E. Hubeny, A. Lawrence, and M. Rangamani, JHEP 12:162 (2014), eprint:1408:6300 [hep-th]

"Holographic holes and differential entropy," by M. Headrick, R.C. Myers, and J. Wien, JHEP 10:085 (2014), eprint:1408.4770 [hep-th]

"General properties of holographic entanglement entropy," by M. Headrick, JHEP 03:085 (2014), eprint: 1312:6717 [hep-th]