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Matthew Heydeman

Black Hole Initiative


Matthew Heydeman completed his Ph.D. at Caltech in 2019 before beginning a postdoc at the Institute for Advanced Study and Princeton University in the Princeton Gravity Initiative. He is now a fellow at the BHI and the Harvard University physics department. Matthew works broadly at the interface of black holes in string theory and the AdS/CFT correspondence. To study quantum aspects of black holes from this point of view, he uses techniques from supersymmetry, quantum field /many body theory, dualities, and (quantum) general relativity. While at the BHI, he studies how the gravitational path integral gives a microscopic counting of black holes and how spacetime itself may emerge from a more conventional quantum theory.

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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