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DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Princeton University, A.B.
ExpertiseTheoretical high-energy and gravitational physics and related areas of theoretical physics and mathematics, including string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity, geometry, quantum information theory, and statistical mechanics.
ProfileMy 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 work 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. Webpage
|PHYS||31a||Quantum Theory I|
|PHYS||31b||Quantum Theory II|
|PHYS||162a||Quantum Mechanics I|
|PHYS||162b||Quantum Mechanics II|
|PHYS||202a||Quantum Field Theory|
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011)
Freedman, Michael and Headrick, Matthew. "Bit threads and holographic entanglement." arXiv:1604.00354 [hep-th] (2016): <http://arxiv.org/abs/1604.00354>.
Matthew Headrick, Alexander Maloney, Eric Perlmutter, and Ida G. Zadeh. "Renyi entropies, the analytic bootstrap, and 3D quantum gravity at higher genus." JHEP 07. (2015): 059.
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.