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Andrew Strominger works on problems in quantum gravity, string theory, general relativity and black holes. He is known for the discovery of Calabi-Yau compactification of string theory, the Strominger equations for non-Kahler geometry, the solution of the CGHS model for 2D black hole evaporation, p-branes in string theory, their resolution of the conifold singularity, the microscopic computation of the Bekenstein-Hawking black hole entropy and the construction of a holographic 2D CFT dual, the black hole attractor mechanism, the SYZ conjecture for mirror symmetry, the dS/CFT correspondence, the OSV conjecture relating Donaldson-Thomas and Gromov-Witten invariants, the Kerr/CFT correspondence, BMS invariance of gravitational scattering and its equivalence to the soft graviton theorem and the gravitational memory effect, asymptotic symmetries of QED and Yang-Mills theory, soft hair on black holes, proposed measurement of critical exponents of the photon ring via space-based extension of the Event Horizon Telescope, asymptotic w-infinity symmetries of nature and celestial holography.
More From Andrew
Harvard Department of Physics faculty profile
Oral History Interview
Mindscape 222 | Andrew Strominger on Quantum Gravity and the Real World
The Fun is Just Beginning | Andrew Strominger | The Search for the Theory of Everything
Andy Strominger Red Carpet Interview w/ AsapSCIENCE’s Mitch + Greg: 2020 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony