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Victoria Martin
Ph.D. Student in Physics, admitted Autumn 2011
BioI am a high energy theorist. My research focus is holography and its application to condensed matter physics. More broadly, research interests include holography, entanglement, and emergent spacetime. My dissertation, tentatively titled: “Holographic Methods for Condensed Matter Physics”, works toward understanding the behavior of strongly interacting quantum matter through the AdS/CFT correspondence, which says that a strongly interacting quantum field theory is equivalent to a certain theory of gravity in one higher spacetime dimension, in a certain limit. In my research program, I use this correspondence to study aspects like entanglement and transport in these strongly interacting matter theories.

Edward Mazenc
Ph.D. Student in Physics, admitted Autumn 2014
BioBroadly speaking, my current work focuses on the idea that spacetime might better be understood as an emergent quantity. The hope is this may help shed light on the many challenges we have faced when trying to understand the nature of spacetime on very small scales. More specifically, and motivated by the holographic principle, I hope to better address the question of how a set of fundamental degrees of freedom might rearrange themselves into the building blocks of spacetime. Inspired by the work of many Stanford colleagues, a large set of tools and concepts once the domain of quantum information theory, such as entanglement entropy, has provided unexpected insights into the possible solutions.