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DegreesHarvard University, Ph.D.
Harvard University, M.A.
Princeton University, A.B.
ExpertiseTheoretical high-energy and gravitational physics, including: string theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, general relativity, geometry, quantum information theory, 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 research currently focuses on the use of concepts and tools from statistical mechanics and quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropies, to better understand 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|
Awards and Honors
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011)
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. "General properties of holographic entanglement entropy." JHEP 2014. 03 (2014): 085.
Matthew Headrick, Albion Lawrence, and Matthew M. Roberts. "Bose-Fermi duality and entanglement entropies." J. Stat. Mech. 2013. 1302 (2013): P02022.
Patrick Hayden, Matthew Headrick, and Alex Maloney. "Holographic mutual information is monogamous." Phys. Rev. D. 87 (2013): 046003.
Robert Callan, Jianyang He, and Matthew Headrick. "Strong subadditivity and the covariant holographic entanglement entropy formula." JHEP 2012. 6 (2012): 81.
Matthew Headrick, Sam Kitchen, and Toby Wiseman. "A new approach to static numerical relativity, and its application to Kaluza-Klein black holes." Class. Quant. Grav. 27. 035 (2010): 002.
Matthew Headrick. "Entanglement Renyi entropies in holographic theories." Phys. Rev. D. 82 (2010): 126010.