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Robert C. Myers

Appointment

  • Associate Fellow
  • Gravity & the Extreme Universe

About

Robert Myers is a theoretical physicist whose current research program primarily investigates various issues of understanding string theory as a theory of quantum gravity.

Much of his recent work has involved developing a better understanding of the AdS/CFT correspondence, which provides a description of quantum gravity in terms of strongly coupled quantum field theories. Currently, he is also very interested in studying the growing connections between quantum gravity and quantum information theory.

Awards

  • CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal, 2012
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2006
  • CAP/CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, 2005
  • Herzberg Medal of the Canadian Association of Physicists, 1999

Relevant Publications

  • Faulkner, T. et al. ''Gravitation from Entanglement in Holographic CFTs.'' arXiv:1312.7856 (2014).
  • Casini, H. et al. "Towards a derivation of holographic entanglement entropy." JHEP 05 (2011): 036.
  • Copeland, E.J. et al. "Cosmic F and D strings." JHEP 06 (2004): 013.
  • Myers, R.C. "Dielectric branes." JHEP 12 (1999): 022.
  • Myers, R.C., and M.J. Perry. "Black holes in higher dimensional space-times." Ann. Phys. 172, no. 2 (December 1986): 304–47.

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