## Meet the People at the BHI

## Andrew Strominger

### 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

### 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/ AsapSCIENCEâ€™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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