NETTA ENGELHARDT, Assistant Professor of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics

EMAIL: engeln@mit.edu

PHONE: (617) 253-7072

OFFICE: 6-403



Area of Physics:

Theoretical Particle Physics - Quantum Fields and Strings

Research Interests

Professor Engelhardt works on gravitational aspects of quantum gravity with an emphasis on string theory.  Her research focuses on understanding the predictions of quantum gravity in the vicinity of gravitational singularities. These include phenomena such as the thermodynamic behavior of black holes as well as cosmic censorship, the hypothesis that singularities are always hidden behind event horizons. She approaches these problems from the perspective of semiclassical gravity, leveraging insights from the interplay between gravity and quantum information via gauge/gravity duality.

Biographical Sketch

Netta Engelhardt grew up in Jerusalem, Israel and Boston, MA. She received her BSc in physics and mathematics from Brandeis University and her PhD in physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was a postdoctoral fellow at Princeton University and a member of the Princeton Gravity Initiative prior to joining the physics faculty at MIT in July 2019.

Selected Publications

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Last updated on July 29, 2019 11:08 AM