# 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 | 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

Freedman, Michael and Headrick, Matthew. "Bit threads and holographic entanglement." __Communications in Mathematical Physics__ 352. 1 (2017): 407-438.

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.