Quantum and Gravitational Theory
The quantum and gravitational theory group works on a wide range of topics in theoretical physics, from string theory to quantum information, condensed matter, and cosmology.
Professor Matthew Headrick’s research interests include classical and quantum gravity, quantum field theory, geometry, and quantum information theory. His current research is primarily focused on information-theoretic
Professor Brian Swingle's research interests revolve around the physics of quantum information, especially in the context of highly controlled many-body systems, quantum field theories, and theories of quantum gravity. His recent work includes a major effort to understand the physics of chaos in quantum systems, and its relationship to information scrambling, black holes, and the flow of time. He has also worked extensively on the entanglement structure of many-body systems and holographic models of quantum gravity, and he has proposed several promising algorithms for use on quantum computers, including potentially near-term quantum computers.