Andy Strominger

Andy Strominger

Gwill E. York Professor of Physics
Director, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature
Andy  Strominger

Using a variety of approaches, Professor Strominger’s research has endeavored to shed light on unsolved problems including the unification of forces and particles, the origin of the universe and the quantum structure of black holes and event horizons.

His recent research has focused on universal aspects of black holes and horizons, which do not depend on detailed microphysical assumptions. A new conformal symmetry of rapidly spinning black holes was discovered6 and used to explain how they holographically store quantum information. Strominger and coworkers found a mathematically precise mathematical relation between the Navier-Stokes and Einstein equation7, demonstrating that horizons evolve as incompressible fluids and providing a bridge between fluid dynamics and general relativity. Very recent efforts have addressed the quantum structure of the cosmological horizons which likely surround us8.

  1. "Vacuum Configurations for Superstrings," P. Candelas, G. Horowitz, A. Strominger, E. Witten, Nucl. Phys. B 258:46-74, 1985.
  2. "Black strings and P-branes," G. Horowitz, A. Strominger, Nucl. Phys. B 360:197-209, 1991.
  3. "Microscopic origin of the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy," A. Strominger, C. Vafa, Phys. Lett. B 379:99-104, 1996. hep-th/9601029.
  4. "Mirror symmetry is T duality," A. Strominger, S.T. Yau, E. Zaslow, Nucl. Phys. B 479:243-259, 1996. hep-th/9606040.
  5. "Black hole attractors and the topological string," H. Ooguri, A. Strominger and C. Vafa, Phys. Rev. D 70:106007, 2004. hep-th/0405146.
  6. "The Kerr/CFT Correspondence," M. Guica, T. Hartman, W. Song, and A. Strominger, Phys. Rev. D 80:124008, 2009. hep-th/0809.4266.
  7. "From Navier-Stokes To Einstein," I. Bredberg, V. Lysov, C. Keeler, and A. Strominger, hep-th/1101.2451. 2011.
  8. "Higher Spin Realization of the dS/CFT Correspondence," D. Anninos, T. Hartman and A. Strominger, 2011. hep-th/1108.5735.

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