DANIEL L. HARLOW, Assistant Professor of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics

EMAIL: harlow@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 253-4866

OFFICE: 6-405


Area of Physics:

Astrophysics | Quantum Field Theory

Research Interests

Prof. Harlow works on black holes and cosmology, viewed through the lens of quantum gravity and quantum field theory.
Recently he has been using methods from quantum information theory to approach these problems, in particular relating the AdS/CFT correspondence, our best theory of quantum gravity so far, to the theory of quantum error correcting codes. He also is working on the symmetry properties of quantum field theory and quantum gravity, in particular the structure of conformal field theories and the phases of gauge theories.

Biographical Sketch

Prof. Harlow was born in Cincinnati, and grew up in Boston and Chicago. He obtained a BA in physics and mathematics
from Columbia University in 2006, a PhD in physics from Stanford University in 2012, and was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton and Harvard before joining MIT in 2017. He lives in Cambridge, and enjoys reading and playing the piano.

Selected Publications


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