# 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 of theoretical physics and mathematics, 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 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. WebpageCourses Taught

PHYS | 30a | Electromagnetism |

PHYS | 31b | Quantum Theory II |

PHYS | 162a | Quantum Mechanics I |

PHYS | 162b | Quantum Mechanics II |

PHYS | 164a | First Year Tutorial I |

PHYS | 202a | Quantum Field Theory |

Awards and Honors

Outstanding Referee of the American Physical Society (2017)

Simons Fellowship in Theoretical Physics (2017)

National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2011 - 2016)

Scholarship

Cesar Agon, Matthew Headrick, and Brian Swingle. "Subsystem complexity and holography." __Journal of High Energy Physics__ 2019. 145 (2019).

Jonathan Harper, Matthew Headrick, and Andrew Rolph. "Bit threads in higher curvature gravity." __Journal of High Energy Physics__ 11. 168 (2018).

Matthew Headrick and Barton Zwiebach. Minimal-area metrics on the Swiss cross and punctured torus. 2018.

Matthew Headrick. "Quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime." __Newsletter of the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore__ 2018.

Shawn X. Cui, Patrick Hayden, Temple He, Matthew Headrick, Bogdan Stoica, and Michael Walter. Bit threads and holographic monogamy. 2018.

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

Patrick Hayden, Matthew Headrick, and Alex Maloney. "Holographic mutual information is monogamous." __Phys. Rev.__ D. 87 (2013): 046003.

Matthew Headrick. "Entanglement Renyi entropies in holographic theories." __Phys. Rev.__ D. 82 (2010): 126010.

Matthew Headrick and Tadashi Takayanagi. "A holographic proof of the strong subadditivity of entanglement entropy." __Phys. Rev.__ D. 76 (2007): 106013.