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Andrew Strominger

Gwill E. York Professor of Physics
Harvard University
Astronomy, Mathematics, Physics

Research Interests

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. 

Featured Research

Photon Rings

More From Andrew

Harvard Department of Physics faculty profile
Oral History Interview
IMDB profile
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

Honorary Affiliate: Stephen Hawking

In Memoriam

Former Honorary Affiliate

Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge Physics

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