Matthew Headrick

matthew headrickAssociate Professor of Physics


PhD, Harvard University, 2003


Matthew Headrick's research interests lie in string theory and related areas of quantum field theory, general relativity, geometry, and quantum information theory. His current research is primarily focused on the intersection of quantum gravity, quantum field theory, and quantum information theory. He is specifically interested in information-theoretic aspects of holographic field theories (field theories that are dual to higher-dimensional gravitational theories), such as entanglement entropies and related quantities. He has also recently worked on problems in elliptic numerical relativity, which involves finding solutions to the Einstein equation of general relativity representing static black holes (typically in higher dimensions) and compactification manifolds, with applications to string theory.

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Sample of Recent Publications

S.X. Cui, P. Hayden, T. He, M. Headrick, B. Stoica, and M. Walter, “Bit threads and holographic monogamy”, arXiv:1808.05234 [hep-th] (2018)

M. Headrick, “Quantum entanglement and the geometry of spacetime”, arXiv:1807.08790 [physics.pop-ph], ICTS News 4, 1 (2018)

J. Harper, M. Headrick, and A. Rolph, “Bit threads in higher curvature gravity”, arXiv:1807.04294 [hep-th], JHEP 11: 168 (2018)

M. Headrick and B. Zwiebach, “Minimal-area metrics on the Swiss cross and punctured torus”, arXiv:1806.00450 [hep-th] (2018)

M. Headrick and B. Zwiebach, “Convex programs for minimal-area problems”, arXiv:1806.00449 [hep-th] (2018)

C.A. Ag´on, M. Headrick, and B. Swingle, “Subsystem complexity and holography,” arXiv:1804.01561 [hep-th] (2018)