Daniel Harlow

2020 Fellow

Fellowship Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Current Institution: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


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About Daniel Harlow's Work

My primary research focus is the quantum mechanical properties of black holes. To understand these better, I use a combination of tools from quantum information theory, quantum field theory, classical gravity, string theory, and condensed matter theory. In particular, I have developed a reformulation of the AdS/CFT correspondence as a quantum error-correcting code, which is a kind of protocol developed to facilitate building a functioning quantum computer. This has led to many new insights into that correspondence, as well as into quantum gravity more generally.

Awards and Achievements

New Horizons in Physics Breakthrough Prize (2019)