# Matthew Headrick

Degrees

Harvard University, Ph.D.Harvard University, M.A.

Princeton University, A.B.

Expertise

Theoretical high-energy and gravitational physics and related areas, including string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity, geometry, quantum information theory, and statistical mechanics.Profile

My research interests lie in various areas of theoretical and mathematical physics, including string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity, geometry, quantum information theory, and statistical mechanics. My research currently focuses on the use of concepts and tools from statistical mechanics and quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropies, to better understand quantum field theories, gravitational theories, and holographic dualities connecting them. WebpageCourses Taught

PHYS | 31a | Quantum Theory I |

PHYS | 31b | Quantum Theory II |

PHYS | 162a | Quantum Mechanics I |

PHYS | 162b | Quantum Mechanics II |

Awards and Honors

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011)

Scholarship

Matthew Headrick, Alexander Maloney, Eric Perlmutter, and Ida G. Zadeh. "Renyi entropies, the analytic bootstrap, and 3D quantum gravity at higher genus." (2015): <http://lanl.arxiv.org/abs/1503.07111>.

Cesar A. Agon, Matthew Headrick, Daniel L. Jafferis, and Skyler Kasko. "Disk entanglement entropy for a Maxwell field." __Phys. Rev.__ D. 89 (2014): 025018.

Matthew Headrick, Robert C. Myers, and Jason Wien. "Holographic holes and differential entropy." __JHEP__ 10 (2014): 085.

Matthew Headrick, Veronika Hubeny, Albion Lawrence, and Mukund Rangamani. "Causailty and holographic entanglement entropy." __JHEP__ 12 (2014): 162.

Matthew Headrick. "General properties of holographic entanglement entropy." __JHEP__ 2014. 03 (2014): 085.