Henriette D. Elvang is a Theoretical Particle Physicist and Professor at the University of Michigan. She works on quantum field theory and scattering processes.

Henriette Elvang
Alma materUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
University of Copenhagen
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Michigan
Institute for Advanced Study
ThesisNew black holes in string theory (2005)
Doctoral advisorGary Horowitz

Education and early career edit

Elvang studied physics at the University of Copenhagen. She earned her bachelor's degree in 1998 and her master's degree in 2001. Elvang moved to America for her graduate studies, earning a doctorate at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2005. She worked on Young projection operators and charged, rotating black rings.[1][2][3][4] Elvang also investigated Kaluza–Klein bubbles and their interactions with black holes.[5][6] She was a Pappalardo Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Theoretical Physics from 2005 to 2008.[7][8] Elvang identified that black holes and black rings can coexist if they are spinning.[9] She named the combination of a spherical black hole surrounded by a black ring a 'Black Saturn'.[10] After her fellowship, Elvang joined the Institute for Advanced Study as a postdoctoral researcher.[7] She was supported by the United States Department of Energy.[11][12]

Research edit

A computer simulation of a black hole

Elvang joined the University of Michigan in 2009 where she works on supersymmetry. She worked on the 4-dimensional spacetime RG flows.[13] She looks to understand quantum gravity and the gauge gravitation correspondence.[7] Elvang described scattering amplitudes using basic quantum field theory, including Feynman rules and Yukawa theory.[14][15] She uses the spinor helicity formalism.[16] Her work was turned into the first comprehensive textbook on quantum amplitudes, published by Cambridge University Press in 2015.[17] Elvang studies the implications of standard symmetries on ultraviolet divergence in supergravity.[18] She uses the soft bootstrap to constrain effective field theories of massless particles.[19]

Elvang was made a Cottrell Scholar in 2013, developing a sophomore course that taught the value of academic study.[20] The course she developed, Honors Physics Ill/Physics 360: Waves, Heat, and Light, was described by Andrew D. Martin as 'enhancing' the undergraduate course.[21] Elvang developed an exchange program with Bryn Mawr College to attract women into physics research. In 2017 she was promoted to Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan.[21]

She was made a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2018.[22] Elvang's citation read "for profound insights into gravitational field solutions with novel horizon geometries, the structure of quantum scattering in supersymmetric theories, corner contributions to entanglement entropy, and precision holography".[22]

Awards and honours edit

References edit

  1. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Cvitanovic, Predrag; Kennedy, Anthony D. (2003). "Diagrammatic Young projection operators for U(n)". arXiv:hep-th/0307186. Bibcode:2003hep.th....7186E. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Elvang, Henriette (2003-12-23). "A charged rotating black ring". Physical Review D. 68 (12): 124016. arXiv:hep-th/0305247. Bibcode:2003PhRvD..68l4016E. doi:10.1103/physrevd.68.124016. ISSN 0556-2821. S2CID 7440962.
  3. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Emparan, Roberto (2003). "Black rings, supertubes, and a stringy resolution of black hole non-uniqueness". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2003 (11): 035. arXiv:hep-th/0310008. Bibcode:2003JHEP...11..035E. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2003/11/035. ISSN 1126-6708. S2CID 119415477.
  4. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Rodriguez, Maria J. (2008). "Bicycling black rings". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2008 (4): 045. arXiv:0712.2425. Bibcode:2008JHEP...04..045E. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2008/04/045. ISSN 1126-6708. S2CID 119270467.
  5. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Horowitz, Gary T. (2003-02-27). "When black holes meet Kaluza-Klein bubbles". Physical Review D. 67 (4): 044015. arXiv:hep-th/0210303. Bibcode:2003PhRvD..67d4015E. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.67.044015. S2CID 8204088.
  6. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Harmark, Troels; Obers, Niels A. (2005). "Sequences of bubbles and holes: new phases of Kaluza-Klein black holes". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2005 (1): 003. arXiv:hep-th/0407050. Bibcode:2005JHEP...01..003E. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2005/01/003. ISSN 1126-6708. S2CID 2254344.
  7. ^ a b c d "Physicist Henriette Elvang Receives NSF CAREER Award | U-M LSA Physics". lsa.umich.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  8. ^ "Center for Theoretical Physics celebrates 50 years". MIT School of Science. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  9. ^ Battersby, Stephen. "Atom smasher may give birth to 'Black Saturns'". New Scientist. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  10. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Figueras, Pau (2007). "Black Saturn". JHEP. 0705 (5): 050. arXiv:hep-th/0701035. Bibcode:2007JHEP...05..050E. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2007/05/050. S2CID 5663953.
  11. ^ "Faculty and Members 2010-11". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  12. ^ "Henriette Elvang". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  13. ^ Olson, Timothy M.; Elvang, Henriette (2013-03-01). "RG flows in d dimensions, the dilaton effective action, and the a-theorem". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2013 (3): 34. arXiv:1209.3424. Bibcode:2013JHEP...03..034E. doi:10.1007/JHEP03(2013)034. ISSN 1029-8479. S2CID 119280088.
  14. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Huang, Yu-tin (2013-08-07). "Scattering Amplitudes". arXiv:1308.1697 [hep-th].
  15. ^ "SCGP VIDEO PORTAL". scgp.stonybrook.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  16. ^ "Henriette Elvang (University of Michigan) – Physics". Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  17. ^ Elvang, Henriette (2015). Scattering amplitudes in gauge theory and gravity. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-1107069251.
  18. ^ Michael, Elvang, Henriette Freedman, Daniel Z. Kiermaier (2012-06-21). "A simple approach to counterterms in N=8 supergravity". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2010 (11): 16. arXiv:1003.5018. Bibcode:2010JHEP...11..016E. doi:10.1007/JHEP11(2010)016. OCLC 796408072. S2CID 17023994.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  19. ^ Elvang, Henriette; Hadjiantonis, Marios; Jones, Callum R. T.; Paranjape, Shruti (2018-06-15). "Soft Bootstrap and Supersymmetry". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2019. arXiv:1806.06079. doi:10.1007/JHEP01(2019)195. S2CID 119259829.
  20. ^ "Henriette Elvang - Cottrell Scholar Awards". Research Corporation for Science Advancement. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  21. ^ a b "PROMOTION RECOMMENDATION" (PDF). UMich. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  22. ^ a b c "APS Fellow Archive". www.aps.org. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  23. ^ "2021 Fellows". American Association for the Advancement of Science. Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  24. ^ "Professor Henriette Elvang Selected for a College of Literature, Science, and Arts John Dewey Award | U-M LSA Physics". lsa.umich.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  25. ^ "APS -APS April Meeting 2017 - Event - Maria Goeppert Mayer Award: An Effective Field Theory Approach to Soft Photon and Graviton Theorems". Bulletin of the American Physical Society. 62 (1).
  26. ^ "Henry Russel Award". Rackham Graduate School: University of Michigan. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  27. ^ "Individual Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education | U-M LSA U-M College of LSA". lsa.umich.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  28. ^ "Professor Henriette Elvang Receives Cottrell Scholar Award | U-M LSA Physics". lsa.umich.edu. Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  29. ^ "NSF Award Search: Award#0953232 - CAREER: Supersymmetry - from Fundamentals to Phenomenology". www.nsf.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-26.