Matthew Headrick

Matthew Peter Headrick (born ca. 1973[6]) is an American physicist who is an Associate Professor of Physics at Brandeis University.[3][1][4] He received his PhD from Harvard University in 2002 under Shiraz Minwalla and his A.B from Princeton University in 1994.[1] Headrick is known for his contributions to the quantum information perspective on holography.

Matthew Peter Headrick
BornAbout 1973
Alma materHarvard University
Princeton University[1]
AwardsIntel (then Westinghouse) Science Talent Search[2]
Phi Beta Kappa
Sigma Xi[3]
Scientific career
InstitutionsBrandeis University[4]
Stanford University
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Harvard University
Peace Corps[3]
ThesisNoncommutative solitons and closed string tachyons[5] (2002)
Doctoral advisorShiraz Minwalla[5]
Other academic advisorsJ. Richard Gott[3]

Headrick is notable as the 1990 winner of the Intel (then Westinghouse) Science Talent Search while a high school student at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, an event that generated intense media coverage.[2][7] He appeared on talk shows including Today.[6][8] In response to the award, then-Illinois Gov. Thompson declared a "Matthew Headrick Day"[6][9] and the US House of Representatives also made a proclamation.[6]

Selected publicationsEdit

  • Constable, Neil R; Freedman, Daniel Z; Headrick, Matthew; Minwalla, Shiraz; Motl, Lubos; Postnikov, Alexander; Skiba, Witold (2002). "PP-wave string interactions from perturbative Yang–Mills theory". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2002 (7): 017. arXiv:hep-th/0205089. Bibcode:2002JHEP...07..017C. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/07/017. S2CID 3206249.
  • Constable, Neil R; Freedman, Daniel Z; Headrick, Matthew; Minwalla, Shiraz (2002). "Operator Mixing and the BMN Correspondence". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2002 (10): 068. arXiv:hep-th/0209002. Bibcode:2002JHEP...10..068C. doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2002/10/068. S2CID 118892195.
  • Gopakumar, Rajesh; Headrick, Matthew; Spradlin, Marcus (2003). "On Noncommutative Multi-Solitons". Communications in Mathematical Physics. 233 (2): 355–381. arXiv:hep-th/0103256. Bibcode:2003CMaPh.233..355G. doi:10.1007/s00220-002-0734-z. S2CID 119547261.
  • Headrick, Matthew; Takayanagi, Tadashi (2007). "Holographic proof of the strong subadditivity of entanglement entropy". Physical Review D. 76 (10): 106013. arXiv:0704.3719. Bibcode:2007PhRvD..76j6013H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.76.106013. S2CID 7716686.
  • Headrick, Matthew (2010). "Entanglement Rényi entropies in holographic theories". Physical Review D. 82 (12): 126010. arXiv:1006.0047. Bibcode:2010PhRvD..82l6010H. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.82.126010. S2CID 118447819.
  • Headrick, Matthew; Hubeny, Veronika E.; Lawrence, Albion; Rangamani, Mukund (2014). "Causality & holographic entanglement entropy". Journal of High Energy Physics. 2014 (12): 162. arXiv:1408.6300. Bibcode:2014JHEP...12..162H. doi:10.1007/JHEP12(2014)162. S2CID 53656032.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Official Site".
  2. ^ a b c "EDUCATION; From Nitrogen Fixation To a $20,000 Scholarship". The New York Times. 1990-03-07. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  3. ^ a b c d "Official Bio" (PDF).
  4. ^ a b c "Brandeis University".
  5. ^ a b Headrick, Matthew Peter (2002). Noncommutative solitons and closed string tachyons. OCLC 57603361.
  6. ^ a b c d "Students Hail The Conquering Scientist". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  7. ^ "All Students Need State-of-the-art Science Education". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved 2015-10-29.
  8. ^ Gumbel, Bryant (March 7, 1990). "Westinghouse Science Project Winners Discuss Their Project (audiovisual file)". NBC News Today Show. Today New York Studio. Archived from the original on 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2015-10-30.
  9. ^ "Illinois Register". Mocavo. November 9, 1990. p. 106. Retrieved 2015-10-29.

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